Brook Garru Andrew: DIWIL


By Tolarno

12 March – 5 September 2021
Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)

DIWIL is an immersive installation by the internationally acclaimed interdisciplinary artist and scholar, Brook Garru Andrew. The Wiradjuri word diwil translates to ‘collection’ and reflects on the artist’s relationship with objects, history, and Country.

The exhibition marks the premiere of GARRU NGAJUU NGAAY, a major new commission by MAMA. GARRU NGAJUU NGAAY (‘magpie, I see’) is a wall drawing and neon installation that fully surrounds audiences in the museum’s collection galleries.

Brook Garru Andrew’s matriarchal kinship is from the kalar midday (land of the three rivers) of Wiradjuri, and Ngunnawal on his mother’s father’s line, both Aboriginal nations of Australia, and paternally Celtic. He is driven by the collisions of intertwined narratives, often emerging from the mess of the “Colonial Hole”. He was Artistic Director of NIRIN, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, 2020, and is currently Enterprise Professor, Interdisciplinary Practice at the University of Melbourne, Associate Professor, Fine Art at Monash University and Associate Researcher at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford.

Image: Brook Garru Andrew, DIWIL, installation view, Murray Art Museum Albury, 2021. Photo Jeremy Weihrauch


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