South Eveleigh x Biennale | Badger Bates Artist Talk
Join Barkandji artist Badger Bates and blacksmith Matt Mewburn for an Artist Tal they share insights into their creative practices, the evolution of their collaboration and the making of a major new sculpture commissioned for the 23rd Biennale of Sydney.
The artwork is titled Save our Ngatji (Rainbow Serpents), creators of spiritual rivers connecting water, sky, and land (2022). Currently on display at The Cutaway at Barangaroo as part of the 23rd Biennale, the work is a powerful expression of the Ngatji (rainbow serpent) - associated with the creation of the Barka (Darling River) - reminding us of the connection that Indigenous Australians have to this country, and that any collective vision of the future must have Aboriginal people and the survival of their lands, waters and culture at its centre.
9am: Arrival for refreshments from Toby's Estate
9.15am: Acknowledgement of Country
9.20am: Artist talk and Q&A