Contemporary desert Aboriginal art is breaking new aesthetic and political ground as never before. New media and messages, new local and international collaborations, and new artists are energetically renewing and reshaping desert art and cultural traditions. The central and western deserts are lively, contested, thriving places, where urgent cultural and political claims are taking flight on a horizon of expanded expressive possibilities. On digital screens, canvas and fabric; woven, painted and stitched; clicked, scripted and pressed; written, spoken and sung – contemporary desert art experimentation and innovation is energetically carrying old and new stories into new forms, conversations and spaces.
The We are in Wonder LAND symposium featuring artist presentations will be held on Friday May 15, 2015. Free and open to the public.