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14 April 2021

Celebrate Indigenous works and NIKERI at Deakin Art Gallery’s new exhibition

Currently on show at the Deakin University Art Gallery, Grounded in Flux is an exhibition celebrating the research strengths and community engagement of the NIKERI Institute.

Based at Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, NIKERI (National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation Institute) is committed to fostering productive and meaningful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and all other Australians to shape and co-construct a shared contemporary Australian narrative. An integral Deakin institution, NIKERI grew from the 34 year legacy of Institute of Koorie Education and continues to be a leader in the teaching of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People through Deakin’s unique community-based learning model.

Visit the Grounded in flux exhibition

Curated by NIKERI’s Kiri Wicks and Rebecca Gerrett-Magee, and Deakin University Art Gallery’s Leanne Willis, Grounded in Flux showcases ‘Sovereign Threads’ drawn from the private collection of Professor Gary Foley. The exhibition also includes video installations celebrating NIKERI and a sandpit installation by Dr Tyson Yunkaporta.

In addition, the University library at Burwood will house a concurrent display of student works from the NIKERI Indigenous Studies Minor throughout the exhibition.

NIKERI Exhibition: Grounded in flux
14 April to 11 June 2021

Exhibition venue
Deakin University Art Gallery 
Melbourne Burwood Campus, Building FA
221 Burwood Highway Burwood VIC 3125 | Burwood Campus map
Tuesday–Friday, 10am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–4pm

For more information, visit the Deakin University Art Gallery website.

Image credit: Ms Kiri Wicks and Dr Jenny Murray Jones, Connected to Country, a discussion with community.

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