Exhibition: Friday 30 April - Sunday 27 June

Location: Gallery 1
Free Entry


Kumpa-Kira: Healing Grounds
Mildura Arts Centre Collection
Curated by Sian Harris, Kurnu Paakantyi
As we emerge from a time of danger, unrest, and uncertainty, there is a lot of healing that is needed. First Nations people understand the importance of connecting to Country and how healing flows from that. These collected works speak to that connection, urging the audience to reconnect for healing and to be grounded.

Curator's statement 

Take a digital tour of Kumpa-Kiira: Healing Grounds

Clair Bates - Malingappa / Paakantji
Debbie Bates - Paakantji
William Brian (Badger) Bates - Paakantji
Trevor (Turbo) William Brown - Latje Latje
Craig Allen Charles - Yorta Yorta / Mhutti Mhutti
Lorraine Connelly‑Northey - Wiradjuri
Nici Cumpston - Barkindji
Roy Kennedy - Wiradjuri
Yvonne Koolmatrie - Ngarrindjeri
Andrea Nungarrayi Martin - Warlpiri
Glenda Nicholls - Wadi Wadi / Yorta Yorta / Ngarrindgeri
Greg Orsto
Nita Rubuntja
Paula Walker - Walmumpa

Image: William Brian (Badger) Bates, Paakantji, Rainmaker (detail), 2007. Gitji wood, and metal base. Mildura Arts Centre Collection. Image copyright © Mildura Arts Centre.

Mildura Rural City Council and Mildura Arts Centre
Mildura Arts Centre ­– Mildura Rural City Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, which now comprises the Mildura Rural City municipality. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and celebrate and respect their continuing cultures and acknowledge the memories of their ancestors.

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