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'Treaty, yeah'?

BY Chan Contemporary Art Space | 16-Oct-2013
Treaty, yeah? is in part a tribute to the late Dr Yunupingu (1956-2013), former lead singer of Yothu Yindi who co-wrote the hit-song Treaty with Paul Kelly and Midnight Oil in 1991. Through the work of artists from the NT and Australia-wide, the exhibition points to the fact that while Australians enthusiastically dance along with this hit-song, as a nation we have yet to come to the party – there is still no extant treaty document between the nation and its First Peoples. Participating artists include Jon Campbell (Melbourne), Franck Gohier & Chayni Henry (Darwin), G. W. Bot (Canberra), Chips Mackinolty (Darwin), Blak Douglas & Adam Geczy (Sydney), Sandra Thibodeaux (Darwin), and the late Mungarrawuy Yunupingu (Dr Yunupingu’s grandfather). Curated by Maurice O’Riordan, the exhibition shows at the Chan Contemporary Art Space, Darwin, 30 October to 24 November 2013.
Venue: Chan Contemporary Art Space
Address: State Square, Darwin, NT 0810
Date: 31/10/13 to 24/11/13
Time: Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday to Sunday 10am - 3pm
Ticket: Free
Web: www.chancontemporaryartspace.org.au
: https://www.facebook.com/ChanContemporaryArtSpace
EMail: info@chancontemporaryartspace
Call: 08 8924 4042
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Treaty, yeah? is in part a tribute to the late Dr Yunupingu (1956-2013), former lead singer of Yothu Yindi who co-wrote the hit-song Treaty with Paul Kelly and Midnight Oil in 1991. Through the work of artists from the NT and Australia-wide, the exhibition points to the fact that while Australians enthusiastically dance along with this hit-song, as a nation we have yet to come to the party – there is still no extant treaty document between the nation and its First Peoples. Participating artists include Jon Campbell (Melbourne), Franck Gohier & Chayni Henry (Darwin), G.

W. Bot (Canberra), Chips Mackinolty (Darwin), Blak Douglas & Adam Geczy (Sydney), Sandra Thibodeaux (Darwin), and the late Mungarrawuy Yunupingu (Dr Yunupingu’s grandfather). Curated by Maurice O’Riordan, the exhibition shows at the Chan Contemporary Art Space, Darwin, 30 October to 24 November 2013. www.chancontemporaryartspace.org.au www.facebook.com/ChanContemporaryArtSpace