Available for Tour: 'Aski Earth Terre Yarta'Australian Centre for Photography
Aski Earth Terre Yarta: James Tylor and Meryl McMaster
For the ACP’s ‘In dialogue 2019' two Indigenous artists, one Australian the other Canadian, communicate their histories of European colonization. James Tylor (Possum) explores Australian cultural representations through his multi-cultural heritage, which comprises Nunga (Kaurna), Māori (Te Arawa) and European (English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch, Iberian and Norwegian). Juxtaposing image and object, Tylor re-contextualises the representation of Australian landscape, society and history.
Meryl McMaster looks to the past to form a fuller understanding of the present. Her performance-based photography reveals the contradictions and conflicts of her heritage (her father is Plains Cree and her mother British and Dutch). McMaster’s images hold moments of introspection and contemplation that question personal and collective identity.
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The ACP would like to acknowledge the support of the Consulate General of Canada for the Education resource and ACP Projects online.
Meryl McMaster would like to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto.
This exhibition is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Image: Meryl McMaster, On the edge of this immensity, 2019. Courtesy of the artist, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, and Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montréal, Canada.