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Family Keeps Us Going

  • Past Exhibition

Family Keeps Us Going: Portraits and Stories of Families of Aboriginal Nations Living in South-West Sydney

Photography by Jagath Dheerasekara in collaboration with the storytellers.

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Macquarie Building - Level 1

1 Shakespeare Place
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
+61 2 9273 1414

Family Keeps Us Going: Portraits and Stories of Families of Aboriginal Nations Living in South-West Sydney

Photography by Jagath Dheerasekara in collaboration with the storytellers.

A powerful series of images and stories, developed in extensive collaboration with the storytellers and Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation’s Waranwarin Child and Family Centre showcasing families living in south-west Sydney in 2014/15. This project used photography and oral histories to express belonging, identity, memory, culture and land. The images reflect the diversity of families and their connections to Country across Australia.

Jagath Dheerasekara is a politically engaged, award-winning photographer whose work also encompasses human rights and oral history. He grew up  in Sri Lanka and now lives and works in Sydney. Jagath, who has received the Amnesty International Human Rights Fund Grant, is a passionate facilitator of community cultural development art projects. 

On display on Level 1, Macquarie Building.

 

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

As part of our NAIDOC celebrations the Library will also display a collection of 15 dramatic photographic portraits taken by Michael Riley, one of Australia's leading Indigenous contemporary artists; A common place: Moree Murries 1990 can be seen in our AMAZE gallery from the 11 June to 28 August 2016.

A black and white photograph of two men standing side by side looking at the camera.
Michael and Jacko French From 'A common place: Portraits of Moree Murries 1990' Michael Riley (1960 – 2004) © Michael Riley Foundation, Licensed by Viscopy   Silver gelatin photoprint 20.3 x 25.3 cm State Library NSW PXA 591