In an exciting photographic exhibition shot by multi award winning Australian photographer Professor Wayne Quilliam, and curated by Rebecca Richards of the South Australian Museum, these current and emerging leaders represent the women dedicated to strengthening and protecting their country, culture and people. They are just some of the Aboriginal women who support the retention of the deep knowledge gathered over tens of thousands of years that is critically important to all Australians as our world heats physically, spiritually and morally. They are our Alt Australians of the Year 2020.
The exhibition was formally opened on the 26th of January with brief remarks from some of the subjects, the artist and curation team.
Proceeds from the exhibition and luncheon will be donated to The GO Foundation and the South Australian Museum in support of projects linked to the preservation of Aboriginal Culture.
Gallery: The Queens Room
Sparkke at the Whitmore
317 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000
ABOUT WAYNE QUILLIAM
Adjunct Professor Wayne Quilliam is one of Australia's pre-eminent Indigenous photographic artists, curators and cultural advisers. His award winning career includes the coveted National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee's Indigenous Artist of the Year, Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council's Business of the Year, Human Rights Media Award and the prestigious Walkley Award for photojournalism. He has been nominated as a Master of Photography by National Geographic, was a recent finalist in the invitation-only PrixPictet in Paris, and was highly commended in the Bowness Art Award.
ABOUT REBECCA RICHARDS
Rebecca was the first Indigenous Rhodes Scholar and dual graduate of Oxford University. She was South Australia’s Young Australian of the Year in 2012. Rebecca is currently an Early Career Researcher at the South Australian Museum and in the final year of her PhD at the University of Adelaide. Combining academic and archival research, her work broadly examines shifting local and global networks of relationships between people, museum objects and the environment. Rebecca has also worked with the National Museum of Australia, Smithsonian and the UN.