The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents the Canadian premiere of the breathtaking exhibition, Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia, on display from November 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. Showcasing for the first time in MOA’s history a presentation of all-women artists, the exhibition features nine leading Aboriginal women who are revered matriarchs and celebrated artists from remote regions of Australia. By bringing traditional cultural knowledge into their contemporary artistic practice, they are taking measures to ensure their languages, land, and knowledge survive in an increasingly digital world. Each of these women are renowned artists in Australia whose works appear in important contemporary collections, and for many of them this exhibition marks their Canadian debut. Marking the Infinite displays contemporary artworks steeped in cultural traditions that are specific to each artist and their communities, while also speaking to universal themes of our shared existence — revealing the continued relevance of Indigenous knowledge in the 21st century.
Image by Wintjiya-Napaltjarri: Womens Ceremonies at Watanuma_2007