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Exhibition Opening: ‘ām / ammā / mā maram’ & ‘Pilgrimage’

Saturday 24 Feb 2024 | 4pm - 6pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions: ām / ammā / mā maram by Sancintya Mohini Simpson and Pilgrimage: Remote Animism & Ornamental Displacements by Miguel Aquilizan and Jessica Dorizac.  

In ām / ammā / mā maram, Sancintya Mohini Simpson makes visible the histories of indentured Indian women that remain marginal or erased in colonial archives. A first-generation Australian and descendant of labourers sent from the port of Madras (now Chennai), India, to work on sugar plantations in the British colony of Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa between 1863 and 1911, Simpson’s exhibition traces her family’s journey through the use of materials common to these places and histories – such as sugarcane and mango.

Located in The Condensery’s Bomb Shelter, Pilgrimage: Remote Animism & Ornamental Displacements forms part of a continuing series from the collaborative practice of husband and wife artists, Miguel Aquilizan & Jessica Dorizac. In their life and work they navigate through culture, colonization, history, geography, folklore and faith as contemporary Australian Filipinos. In the Pilgrimage series, they explore the interconnected themes of identity, globalisation, culture, colonization and resistance through a playful sculptural installation.  This iteration is a new body of work produced in Australia, since Miguel Aquilizan & Jessica Dorizac have returned from practicing in the Philippines.

Registrations are required for catering purposes. Please RSVP below. 

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ĀM / AMMĀ / MĀ MARAM WAS FIRST PRESENTED AT THE PERTH INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS (PICA) FROM 4 AUGUST TO 22 OCTOBER 2022.

Sancintya Mohini Simpson:ām / ammā / mā maram,installation view, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts(PICA), 2023. Photo: Dan McCabe