Established in 1966 for education and research, Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA) collections comprise more than 8,000 works today. These span the 15th – 21st centuries and represent various currents in western art history as well as diverse indigenous visual art practices including by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
Join us for an exclusive alumni tour of our current exhibition, IN THE HOLD: Decolonising Cook in contemporary Australian art.
In this new exhibition the complex and contested legacy of Captain Cook (1728-1779) is put under the lens – 250 years since his landing on Dharawal Country, on the southern headland of what is also now known as Botany Bay.
Co-curated by Flinders University colleagues Dr Ali Gumillya Baker (MA(EHLT)(Cwk) ‘02, PhD(EHLT) ‘18) multi-disciplinary Mirning artist and Senior Lecturer in Indigenous and Australian Studies, and FUMA Director Fiona Salmon, the exhibition features works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous contemporary Australian artists that challenge Eurocentric representations of Cook and the nation’s recent past.
Comprising 35 works including paintings, prints, photography, moving image and sculpture, the exhibition contemplates our collective responsibility to our histories and how we grapple with their meanings and effects in the present day.
Each tour will be followed by Morning Tea at the Museum.
Bookings are essential as FUMA is continuing to follow Government advice regarding physical distancing and hygiene measures. Please note that a maximum of 12 visitors can be accommodated for the alumni tours on each occasion to ensure a 1.5m minimum distance between people. Hand sanitizer will be available at the door.