Artist Talk

Danie Mellor in conversation with Tyson Yunkaporta

Mon 1 Mar 2021

Above: Danie Mellor, 'jujaba: [a thought space]', 2021. Installation view, Ideas Platform, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley
Mon 1 Mar 2021, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Sydney Australia

Join us online for an in conversation with Danie Mellor and Tyson Yunkaporta to discuss jujaba: [a thought space] currently exhibiting in the Ideas Platform.

jujaba: [a thought space] is an installation of paintings and objects that delineates the cataclysmic disruption to life experienced by the murraamba (Aboriginal people) of the rainforests of northern Queensland. 

Danie Mellor is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Bowral, New South Wales whose multidisciplinary practice explores intersections between Aboriginal and Western cultures while considering legacies of memory and knowledge.

Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne.