James Tylor :
Un - resettling

VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY
284 -290 St Kilda Road, St Kilda
29 March – 22 April 2017

James Tylor, Un-resettling ( Scar Tree) 2016, hand coloured digital print, 50.0 x 50.0 cm

James Tylor, Un-resettling ( Scar Tree) 2016, hand coloured digital print, 50.0 x 50.0 cm

The Un-resettling series is a self-experimental exploration project of re-learning and practicing traditional Indigenous cultural practices in contemporary society that have been lost due to European colonisation of Australia. European colonisation has had a massive impact on Indigenous cultural practices since 1788. This hand-coloured photographic series attempts to re-explore and restore these lost traditions. 

As a young Australian with Indigenous ancestry I feel that it is extremely important to learn, understand, practice and teach indigenous culture. In this self-experimental exploration project, I have attempted to re-learn some traditional practices from oral discussions, language, drawings, paintings, photographs, historical journals and publications. Re-learning these practices has given me a deeper understanding of Australian history, the environment and my ancestors’ cultural practices but most importantly a great understanding of my own Indigenous identity. 

Opening Wednesday 29 March 2017 from 6pm - 8pm

TUESDAY - FRIDAY 11AM - 5PM SATURDAY 12 - 4PM

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