With a heavy heart, I have decided to withdraw as curator of the Fin-Ish Exhibition at Lake Tyers House on Feb 3 due to a conflict of personal ethics and values of my own arts and professional practice.
On Friday the 26th I was informed and deeply concerned about the abuse of Aboriginal people during early white settlement at Lake Tyers House and the massacres that occurred nearby.
A history that is still felt by the indigenous people of Lake Tyers today.
I apologize to all the artist who have worked for 12 months on their Almanac's about Lake Tyers. I have enjoyed working & learning from you all & could not be prouder of the wonderful bodies of work & study you have produced.
This has been a very steep & intense learning experience for me on my responsibilities as a non-Indigenous custodian of Australia, a mentor & a conscious image maker.
The unfortunate timing so close to the event can only put down to my naivety, which is why I am extremely grateful the wonderful opportunity for practical learning community arts project like FLOAT creates for regional emerging artists like myself who have limited access to arts education.
The exhibition is now being curated by very capable hands of Josephine Jakobi and Getzel Gary Yelen . If you need more information or question about the exhibition please contact project manager Andrea Lane firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR NEXT BIG THING - FLOAT/3 FEB - LOOKS LIKE THIS.
FIN-ISH [EXHIBITION] [OPENING*]
FU COMMUNIVERSITY [PITCH]
[*please register asap for the WALK and the EXHBITION as numbers will be limited.]