BLACK CROW – AR exhibition

Daen Sansbury-Smith

14 July - 5 September 2021

*Please note: Because of recent COVID restrictions, the delivery of this exhibition has been delayed until 14 July.

Black Crow is a metaphor for the wise watchful eye of male Aboriginal role models and their key responsibilities within the community.

This AR exhibition expands on Narungga and Trawoolwaway artist Daen Sansbury-Smith’s representation of Narungga and Palawa stories, art and culture. It explores transference of inherited knowledge, stories and responsibility from a father to his young children. Through ochre, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, Sansbury-Smith maps Ancestral memory and connection to country, sharing stories of pre and post-contact Aboriginal history and culture. Collaborating with Isobel Knowles, Sansbury-Smith brings his work to life with animated elements and augmented reality.

The animated AR elements are viewed on a smart device using the EyeJack app, downloadable via Apple App store or Google Play.

Proudly presented as part of NAIDOC week.

Image: Daen Sansbury-Smith, Gynburra (Butterfish) 2020. White ochre, charcoal and acrylic on canvas.


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