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Ballarat International Foto Biennale: Fiona Foley(Australia)

  • The Mining Exchange 12 Lydiard Street North Ballarat Central, VIC, 3350 Australia (map)

Created in collaboration with musicians Joe Gala and Teila Watson, this song is an aural recreation and expansion of the oldest known song in the history of Australia, telling of the exchange between Captain Cook and the Badtjala people. Other centrepieces in the exhibition include a 10-metre long, one-metre-wide installation comprising 3000 oyster shells, a recontextualisation of Foley’s celebrated 2001 photographic series Wild Times Call, and a collaboration with Ballarat artist collective Pitcha Makin Fellas for a new installation alongside 2018’s Horror Has a Face. The exhibition will be accompanied by a print catalogue with critical essays by Djon Mundine OAM and Dr Odette Kelada, and additional educational resources.