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BOO! Aboriginal ghost stories and other scary matter

Artists: Bronwyn Bancroft, Joel Birnie, Destiny Deacon, Nura Rupert, Jacob Stengle

Curator: Troy-Anthony Baylis

Wed 24 of Feb | 5:30 to 7:30 PM | FREE

‘Boo! Aboriginal ghost stories and other scary matter’ is presented by Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute in association with the 2016 Adelaide Festival of Arts.
Australia has a thriving imported heritage of nursery rhymes, fables, Halloween celebrations and Day of the Dead, but spooky spirits are also located within Aboriginal cultures. Mamu (Pitjantjatjara), Mulyawongk (Ngarrindjeri), and Jerrewarrah (Bundjalung) are such entities, as well as contemporary mythologies created from the minds of artists. This exhibition presents such manifestations, including themes of surveillance, omnipresence and spiritual disembodiment.

Can’t make the opening? Don’t worry, the exhibition will run from Wednesday the 24th of Feb to Saturday the 23rd of April, 2016.

Tandanya is open Mon–Sat, 10am–5pm and Closed Sundays and public holiday.

More info at

Twitter: @tandanya |Instagram: @tandanya_naci

Image Credit: Destiny Deacon, ‘Blakula Rising (B)’ 2011, inkjet print from digital image on archival paper, Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
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By: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute