As part of NAIDOC Week 2023, large-scale contemporary photography by emerging and established Indigenous artists from the Blak Lens Collective is on display at Darling Quarter from 1–15 July.
Presented by Darling Harbour and Darling Quarter, and curated by aMBUSH Gallery, the exhibition pays tribute to this year’s NAIDOC Week theme of ‘For Our Elders’, referencing the vital role Elders have played and continue to play across every generation, and the prominent place they hold in communities and families.
The large-scale photographs of these emerging and established Blak photographers and videographers from across Australia have been brought together as a testament to the rich and diverse artistic talent within Indigenous communities.
The featured artists – Cole Baxter, Colleen Raven, Mandy Smith, and Michael Jalaru Torres – use their work to pay their respects to the Elders lost and to those who continue fighting across all Nations, paying homage to their role as cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and loved ones.
Cole Baxter, Colleen Raven, Mandy Smith, and Michael Jalaru Torres