Djiyadi Ngumun (pronounced dij-ardi noo-moon) – meaning ‘talking in whispers’ – is a captivating exhibition of 30 works from Aboriginal artist, Konstantina (Kate Constantine), on show in the lobby of Sydney’s Liberty Place from 8 May to 3 June.
Konstantina has created a collection that shares truth and beauty in equal measure. It is a celebration of the subtleties and subversives that have helped her mob keep their Culture alive.
Through an eclectic mix of colourful and bold artworks, Konstantina explores diverse themes, including the bigotry and racism that tries to diminish Aboriginal culture in Australia; the clans and language groups of the Eora Nation; the stories of Aboriginal matriarchy; the food, farming and harvesting methods of her people; and the areas that hold a special place in her heart.
Choosing to share her Culture and Stories, Konstantina demonstrates that she stands together with both her Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal brothers and sisters, with the belief that only the truth can set us all free.
Djiyadi Ngumun is presented by Liberty Place, and curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery (an initiative of Wiltshire + Dimas Management).
Konstantina (Kate Constantine)