16 September to 21 October 2017
Conversation: Saturday 16 September at 2 pm
Mark McGrouther, Collection Manager, Ichthyology, Australian Museum Research Institute, Australian Museum and Jacqueline Gribbin, artist who has worked extensively with Indigenous artists in printmaking.
Presented by: Australian Museum, Sydney, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirkalla and The Cross Art Projects
The exhibition Art of Memory, Fish and Crabs juxtaposes two epic series of artwork by Jacqueline Gribbin and Galuma Maymuru, in order to set up a threshold where art, science and Indigenous Law overlap. Jacqueline Gribbin's research project Dear Gilbert,…. ' (Song for the Ichthyologist and Galuma Maymuru's, powerful bark paintings of Soldier Crabs or Muthimuthi paintings, speak of our relationship to land and water. Both artists study and acknowledge evolving environmental factors and threats to the intricate and interconnected marine world through conceptual links to science and myth: Jacqueline Gribbin from Darwin and Galuma Maymuru from remote east Arnhem Land.