Asialink Arts and the Bendigo Art Gallery present Shadowlife, an exhibition of works by nine internationally renowned contemporary Australian Aboriginal artists (and one non-Indigenous collaborator) engaged in photo-based practices.

Wungguli, an Arnhem Land Djambarrpuyngu word, means spirit and shadow and came to describe photographic image. Dreaming tells us that the shadow is your soul. Shadowlife embraces moving image and photography with all its directness, theatricality and immediacy by confronting stereotypes and acting out scenarios.

Curators: Djon Mundine OAM and Natalie King

Artists: Vernon Ah Kee, Bindi Cole, Brenda L. Croft, Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser, Fiona Foley, Gary Lee, Michael Riley, Ivan Sen and Christian Thompson


Exhibition dates and venues:

Thailand: 1 March – 29 April 2012, Bangkok Arts & Cultural Centre, Bangkok

Taiwan: 16 June – 12 August 2012, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung

Singapore: 25 August – 30 September 2012, Nanyang Academy of Fine Art

Australia: 13 April - 28 July 2013, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria

Shadowlife: moving image-

India Art Fair: 25-29 January 2012 and Melbourne Indigenous Festival: 10–12 February 2012



Shadowlife Catalogue

Moving Image

Shadowlife: Moving Image

Key images


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