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Esteemed Yorta Yorta curator and writer on the lines and connections between Ancestor objects and First Peoples arts practice today

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This lecture will take place in person at the Chau Chak Wing Museum, and online via Zoom. Once you click on register, you can select which way you will attend the event.

Objects occupy a space in the slipstream of time. They can act as a mnemonic portal into our past, both light and dark, and their story can be rewritten for new futures to emerge. In a museum they wait, with embodied energies of wisdom, trauma and intrigue. But behind glass and walls, and in the absence of human connection, what continues to remain untold?

In renewing the spirit and animating the object, the colonial powers that collected them can be decentred, and the voiceless heard and brought back into being. In this lecture Kimberley will share her practice: an evolving curatorial methodology that is centred on the transformative power of First Peoples contemporary artists engaging with museum collections. Her practice is guided by a developing framework that centres on themes of regeneration, disruption and restoration.

Regenerate: to bring into renewed existence; generate again.

Disrupt: the act of stopping something from continuing in the normal way.

Restore: to bring back into use something that has been absent for a period of time.

Kimberley Moulton is a Yorta Yorta curator, writer and Senior Curator, South-Eastern Aboriginal Collections at Museums Victoria and Artistic Associate for RISING Festival Melbourne. Kimberley works with knowledge, histories and futures at the intersection of First Peoples historical and contemporary art and making and her practice includes anti-colonial curatorial methodologies, working to extend the paradigm of what exhibitions and research in and out of institutions can be for and with First Peoples communities. Kimberley has held curatorial and community arts development roles at Melbourne Museum for over ten years and was an assistant curator for the permanent First Peoples Exhibition at Melbourne Museum. In 2018 she was Museums Victoria lead curator for Mandela: My Life, an exhibition on Nelson Mandela at Melbourne Museum in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation Johannesburg and IEC exhibitions. Kimberley has led research in collections across museums and galleries in cultural heritage and First Nations contemporary art including the British Museum, Oxford University Pitt-Rivers Museum, Cambridge University, The Met NYC, and the Smithsonian Institutes Washington D.C

Independently Kimberley has written extensively for publications worldwide and held curatorial and writing research fellowships across Europe, UK, U.S.A, South Asia and North America. In 2019 Kimberley won the Power Institute Indigenous Art Writing Award and in 2020 was the co-editor for Artlink Indigenous 40.2 Kin Constellations: Languages Waters Futures. She is Alumni of the Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program National Gallery of Australia and Director on the board Barpirdhila Foundation, Deputy Chair of the Shepparton Art Museum board, member of Australian Museums and Art Galleries Indigenous Road Map Advisory and member of the board for the International Art Critics Association- Australia.

Linework

This lecture is part of the Power Institute's 2021 lecture series, Linework: Lines, Lineages and Networks in Indigenous Art.

For more information about the series, including recordings of previous events, visit http://www.powerpublications.com.au/linework/

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