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Join us for a Community Day to celebrate Brad Darkson's specially commissioned offsite project, Ruled Us, Ruled Us, Ruled Us.
Two years in the making, Ruled Us, Ruled Us, Ruled Us was initiated through a curatorial mentorship between Patrice Sharkey (Artistic Director, Adelaide Contemporary Experimental) and Louise O’Kelly (Founding Director and Curator, Block Universe, London) focussed on commissioning artwork in response to non-traditional settings.
Inside the Museum of Economic Botany, the last complete collection of its kind in the world, the voice of Aunty Lynette Crocker is heard. She speaks about the ongoing impact of colonisation, not only on First Nations people, but also the plants and animals that live on Country. Where previously Country was cared for, the new inhabitants valued what could be used for commercial purposes, and disregarded or decimated the rest.
The Museum’s cabinets now hold new objects brought into the space by Darkson, his family and members of Community, and carved objects using materials collected from the living collection of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens are displayed in the gallery. These objects assert the traditional uses for native plants and trees.
This family friendly event will begin with a Welcome to Country, followed by a cultural display with Uncle Moogy Sumner.
Enjoy free barbeque-style food, as well as tea, coffee and non-alcoholic drinks.