12 November 2020 - 28 March 2021

Peta Clancy, Undercurrent, 2018-19, inkjet pigment print. Courtesy the artist and Dominik Mersch Gallery.


12 November 2020 - 28 March 2021




Bendigo Art Gallery [i]
42 View St, Bendigo
Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm


Wheelchair access, Accessible Toilets

Peta Clancy’s photographic work explores hidden histories of colonisation and seeks to challenge viewers to focus on what may have been missed, denied or concealed. In 2018-2019 Clancy collaborated with the Dja Dja Wurrung community to investigate massacre sites on Dja Dja Wurrung Country producing the body of work Undercurrent in response to a site now submerged underwater; seeing this as a metaphor for the denial of the history of frontier violence in Australia. Undercurrent at Bendigo Art Gallery features large-scale photographic prints, an expansive wallpaper and immersive soundscape in conversation with a suite of 19th century European paintings and works on paper from Bendigo Art Gallery’s historic collection selected by Dja Dja Wurrung artist and curator Natasha Carter.

Undercurrent was developed during the Koorie Heritage Trust’s residency program, supported by the Federal Department of Communications and the Arts’ Indigenous Languages and Arts Program, Gandel Philanthropy and with significant cultural support from the Dja Dja Wurrung community namely Rodney and Natasha Carter, Michael Bourke and Amos Atkinson.

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