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Two Girls from Amoonguna

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Artists Sally M Nangala Mulda and Marlene Rubuntja sit in front of their works.
Photograph: Bec CappArtists Sally M Nangala Mulda (left) and Marlene Rubuntja (right).

Time Out says

Two leading artists recount their intertwining journeys through life in the Central Desert in this animated exhibition

Gain a rare look into the reality of First Peoples’ experience in Central Australia at this new  free exhibition at ACMI, commissioned in partnership with Artbank. Lifelong friends Arrernte and Southern Luritja artist Sally M Nangala Mulda and Arrernte and Western Arrarnta artist Marlene Rubuntja have collaborated to create Two Girls from Amoonguna, an exhibition encompassing animated video, soft sculpture and painting. 

The centrepiece of the exhibition is a video work called ‘Arrkutja Tharra, Kungka Kutjara, Two Girls’, which chronicles the two artists’ enduring friendship, their successes and their struggles. You’ll follow Sally and Marlene from their young years in Amoonguna Settlement in the Northern Territory to their present day as two of Australia’s leading artists.

ACMI First Nations curator Jenna Rain Warwick says Two Girls From Amoonguna “tells a universal story of friendship and finding joy even in times of hardship. 

“We’re delighted to bring Sally and Marlene’s nuanced, empathetic depiction of life for First Peoples in Central Australia to a wide audience,” she says.

Two Girls from Amoonguna is showing at ACMI from now until August 20 from 10am-5pm and entry is free. The exhibition operates on a drop-in model, so you don’t need to book. You can learn more about the exhibition at the ACMI website.

By Ashleigh Hastings for Time Out in association with ACMI


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