Critical Mass

'Code Switch', curated by Moorina Bonini & Tyson Campbell

Code Switch is an exhibition curated by Moorina Bonini (Yorta Yorta/Woiwurrung), and Tyson Campbell (Māori) that rewrites ancestral knowledges into the futures of First Nations communities that were never dormant.

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Blak Dot
Thursday 12 - Sunday 29 September
Midday - 5pm

Opening Ceremony: Thursday 12 6pm - 8pm


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Wheelchair accessible


CODE SWITCH, Moorina Bonini & Tyson Campbell

This exhibition situates itself at the intersection of Indigenous knowledge, exchange and embodiment.

Curated by Moorina Bonini (Yorta Yorta/Woiwurrung), and Tyson Campbell (Ngati Maniapoto/Te Rarewa) who selected artists under the theme Code Switch:

Alternative knowledge systems are currently gaining cultural capital, and we are witnessing the art academy actively courting Indigenous knowledge systems into its fold as a form of “decolonising”. We might ask: is it decolonising or recolonising? 

 To decolonise is a continued project of the Anglo-Celtic value system. Therefore it is imperative to ask: who benefits from the labour of such research?

 We are interested in how alternative knowledge systems can be employed beneficially in artistic research, while considering the implications and ethics in the turn towards Indigenous knowledge systems within the art academy.

 Artists: Ashley Perry, Megan Cope, James Tylor, Bronte Perry, Gabi Briggs, Quishille Charan and Tamsen Hopkinson.

 Writing and research papers: Hannah Presley, Brian Martin, Sara Daley, Tyson Campbell and Moorina Bonini.

Opening ceremony performances: Bella Waru and Carly Sheppard.