An artist movement into a new cultural paradigm.
Australiyaniality aims to explore Australia's wellbeing. The key word liyan* is a Yawuru word that relates to Aboriginal peoples' view of their wellbeing. It is about the way they feel about themselves and relationship with their community. 25 artists have come together from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds to interrogate their own Australian identity and explore what a better Australian identity would look like. Can it be re-shaped? What is good? What needs to change? What is our collective liyan? How do we materialise all of this into real action? We intend to create an ambitious discourse that doesn't avoid the difficult conversations. We intend to have this conversation amongst the broader public, not simply to have it sit within the confines of a gallery. We hope to move the discussion beyond the gallery space and audience to influence and challenge a broader demographic.
Australiyaniality Exhibition/Events 3rd November - 25th November 2018
*Permission has been given by the Yawuru PBC (Prescribed Body Corporate) to incorporate liyan into our title, Australiyaniality, on a one off basis, and on the condition that it is not used by third parties.
Image Credit: Original work by Marty McFly, Fremantle.
"Liyan is individual spiritual wellbeing. But it is more than that. Liyan recognises the continuous connection between mind, body, spirit, culture and the land."