Step into a world where art, culture and creativity meet.
mane djang karirra marks the sixtieth anniversary of Maningrida Arts and Culture (MAC), a community-based Aboriginal art centre in north central Arnhem Land.
The exhibition forms part of the Flinders Festival of Creative Arts running from November 13 – 24 and we were able to sit down with Brianna Speight, Digital Content and Communications Assistant at the Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA) in the lead up to the event to get more insight into how special this exhibition is.
What is the FUMA Floortalk?
The FUMA Floortalk is a one-hour guided exhibition tour of mane djang karirra: the place where the dreaming changed shape.
Can you tell us a bit about the exhibition: mane djang karirra: the place where the dreaming changed shape?
mane djang karirra is a FUMA exhibition with Maningrida Arts and Culture, presented in association with Tarnanthi Festival. It marks the sixtieth anniversary of Maningrida Arts and Culture (MAC), a community-based Aboriginal art centre in north central Arnhem Land. Established as an element of the Maningrida Social Club in 1963 and now one of the nation’s longest-running art centres, MAC supports a vibrant and diverse community representing some fifteen language groups. This exhibition puts the spotlight on a new generation of female artists – affirming the flourishing and dynamic role of these young women as they forge the centre’s identity in the twenty-first century.
What can people expect to experience at the Floor Talk event at the Flinders Festival of Creative Arts?
Held at FUMA Gallery in Social Sciences North, the Floortalk will be guided by FUMA Director, Fiona Salmon. Expect to gain valuable insights into the paintings on bark and on wooden and carved objects which feature in the show.
Why should guests come to check out FUMA during the festival?
Visit FUMA to celebrate contemporary female artists practicing in north central Arnhem Land by immersing yourself in their paintings.
What else are you excited to see at the Festival of Creative Arts this year?
The program looks fantastic, and we aim to see as much as possible. I’ve already booked tickets for Jesse Budel’s Ambisionic Studio event!
This is your chance to experience this captivating exhibition while it’s at Flinders and join FUMA Director Fiona Salmon for the Floor Talk during the Flinders Festival of Creative Arts.
- FUMA Floor Talk: mane djang karirra: the place where the dreaming changed shape
- Tuesday 21 November
- Flinders University Museum of Art