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Chau Chak Wing Museum

How Indigenous art shadows the Enlightenment museum

Where
University of Sydney
University of Sydney
Parramatta and City Roads, Camperdown NSW 2006
When

Thursday 13 May from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Cost

General Admission: $25.00Students: $10.00

Join Indigenous artist Daniel Boyd, AGNSW Indigenous curator, Erin Vink, and University of Sydney academics, Indigenous architect Michael Mossman and classicist, Peter Wilson in a panel discussion on Boyd’s installation ‘Pediment/Impediment’, the inaugural contemporary art project in the Penelope Gallery. Dr Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, University Art Collection, will chair the discussion.

Throughout his practice, Daniel Boyd often works with archives and museum collections as source material to create his vision of decolonisation. Over a period of months, Boyd researched the Chau Chak Wing Museum’s various collections, eventually selecting a group of 19th century plaster casts from the Nicholson Collection of antiquities. Veiled in pinpoints of light, the installation employs the idea of darkness as a form of Indigenous resistance to counter the power of Enlightenment ideas and western civilisation.

Panelists

Erin Vink, Assistant Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Art Gallery of New South Wales; Michael Mossman, Lecturer in Architecture, Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning; Professor Peter Wilson, Department of Classics and Ancient History. Chair: Dr Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, University Art Collection.

Please note: this event is an in-person experience and will not be live streamed.

Covid-safe information

  • The wearing of face masks is encouraged while visiting the Museum

  • Check-in upon arrival by scanning the QR code displayed at the Museum entrance 

  • We recommend downloading the Service NSW app in advance. If you do not have the app you will still be able to enter your details on the web form

  • If you do not have a smart phone, contact details can be provided to front desk staff

  • Please practice social distancing and observe the gallery capacity limits displayed outside each gallery, and make use of the available hand sanitiser 

  • Do not attend if you are feeling unwell, have cold or flu symptoms, or have been in close contact of an identified Covid-19 case

  • The Museum shop is currently only accepting payment by card

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