Experience ‘The Umbra’ come to life from its filming location at Walsh Street, and hear from two of Australia’s pre-eminent artistic voices as Artist and Curator discuss this important new work.
‘The Umbra’ features in ‘Shadow Spirit’, an illuminating exhibition of First Peoples’ spirits, time travel and memory presented within Flinders Street Station. Commissioned and presented by the RISING, Co-commissioned by Illuminate Adelaide.
Hayley Millar Baker
Hayley Millar Baker is a First Nations Gunditjmara artist, born in Naarm/Melbourne. Hayley works across photography, collage, and film to interrogate and abstract autobiographical narratives and themes relating to her own identity. Through examining the role our identities play in translating and conveying our experiences, her oblique storytelling methods encourage us to embrace that the passage of identity, culture, and memory are not linear nor fixed. Hayley was selected exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Primavera: Young Australian Artists (2018) and has been awarded several residencies including the Artist-in-residence at Monash University Prato, Italy (2022), the First Nations Residency at Collingwood Yards (2021), the Photography Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria (2019).
Kimberley Moulton is a Yorta Yorta woman who grew up in Shepparton and is an accomplished Senior Curator and writer. Kimberley works with knowledge, histories and futures at the intersection of First Peoples historical collections and contemporary art and her practice works to extend the paradigm of what exhibitions and research in and out of institutions can be for First Peoples communities in Australia and globally. Kimberley won the University of Sydney Power Institute National Indigenous Art Writing Award in 2019 and is currently a PhD research candidate for the Wominjeka Indigenous Research Lab and Monash University Melbourne. Kimberley is the deputy chair of the board for Shepparton Art Museum, a director of the board for The Adam Briggs Foundation, Artistic Associate at RISING and a Senior Curator, First Peoples at Museums Victoria.
We offer discounted tickets to our RBF Friends and Boyd Circle members.
This event is generously supported by Konpira Maru Wines and Molly Rose Brewing.
Prior to your visit, please note:
– Attendees must be 16 years and over.
– No external food or drink may be brought into the house.
– Large bags and backpacks will need to be checked in at entry.
– Stiletto heels cannot be worn in the house due to our cork flooring.
– If you are experiencing Covid symptoms or test positive Covid prior to the event, please contact us.
This event is presented in partnership with RISING. Visit ‘Shadow Spirit’ at Flinders Street Station, 7 June – 30 July 2023.
Image: Still from Hayley Millar Baker, ‘The Umbra’, 2023. Image courtesy of RISING and the artist.