Kinara munu Tjintu (Moon and Sun)
Presented in association with the John Curtin Gallery
Revealing a complex and intertwined relationship with the spirit of the land, Kinara pulka irnyani palyanu. Tjintungku kampara utinu. (The big moon shone brightly and made. The sun burnt through and brought it out) showcases Robert Fielding’s diverse practice through photography, print and video.
Robert engages with site-specific interventions, reclaiming abandoned cars that pattern the Mimili landscape. Onto the bonnets, doors, hubcaps and roofs of the cars, he inscribes the patterns of his Aṉangu people: codes that hold sacred cultural knowledge.
Other works similarly document Robert’s repurposing of discarded objects, integrating this ephemera with Country and culture; while his series of photograms are exposed on Country using the Sun. Strangely mystical in appearance, these works capture Mimili Country, shimmering in subtle technicolour. Robert’s practice reveals a complex and intertwined relationship with the spirit of the land – an ongoing dance between artist and the country upon which he works.
|Time & Location||
Fri 9 Feb – Sun 14 Apr
|Gallery Opening Times||
Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm
- Robert Fielding, 'Graveyards In Between', 2017, c-type print. Courtesy the artist and Mimili Maku Arts
- Robert Fielding, 'Manta Miilmiilpa (sacred earth)', 2021 UV Print on cotton rag paper with aerosol paint alteration, 111 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Mimili Maku Arts
- Robert Fielding, 'Objects of origin', 2018, C-type print on dibond, 165 x 110cm. Courtesy the artist and Mimili Maku Arts