Weaving Time by Dylan Mooney
Dylan Mooney, 'Weaving Time' (courtesy of the artist)

Presented with ACMI

Shadow Spirit: Sky Country, Dreamscapes and uncovering histories


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Thu 8 Jun 2023

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Join Shadow Spirit artists and curator Kimberley Moulton, as they discuss the development of their new works and the unique cultural, creative and imaginative stories and knowledge shared.

In this conversation, hear from the artists of Shadow Spirit and the way in which they responded to the themes, developed their work and expanded ambitious ideas. This session will focus on the influence of dreams, sky country and the histories hidden that have been illuminated in the exhibition.

Event duration

60 mins


FREE (registration required)

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Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Brian Robinson - image credit Hamish Rutherford

Brian Robinson (TSI/QLD)

Maluyligal/ Wuthathi​

With his ability to meld contemporary influences and cultural knowledge Brian Robinson has developed a dynamic aesthetic. His graphic prints and sculptures are known to draw you into with a constellation of details.

Dylan Mooney - courtesy of the artist

Dylan Mooney (TSI/QLD)

Yuwi / Meriam/ South Sea Islander​

Dylan Mooney is influenced by history, culture and family and responds to community stories, current affairs and social media.

Judy Watson - image credit Rhett Hammerton. Image courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Meanjin Brisbane.

Judy Watson (QLD)


Judy Watson’s process evolves by working from site and memory, revealing Indigenous histories, and following lines of emotional and physical topography that centre on particular places and moments in time.

Hayley Millar Baker - image credit Clytie Meredith

Hayley Millar Baker (VIC)

Gunditjmara, Djabwurrung

Through examining the role our identities play in translating and conveying our experiences, Hayley Millar Baker works across photography, collage, and film to interrogate and abstract autobiographical narratives and themes relating to her own identity. Her oblique storytelling methods encourage us to embrace that the passage of identity, culture, and memory are not linear nor fixed.

Shadow Spirit - In Conversation | RISING 2023 Thu 8 - Fri 9 Jun

Shadow Spirit

Curated by Kimberley Moulton

A new First Peoples exhibition in Flinders Street Station’s abandoned rooms. Be immersed in Ancestral systems of knowledge. Traverse time and celestial worlds. Reflect on the shadows of Australia’s history.

Kimberley Moulton

Kimberley Moulton

Senior Curator and writer Kimberley Moulton is a Yorta Yorta woman who grew up in Shepparton, Victoria. She is an Artistic Associate at RISING and a Senior Curator, First Peoples at Museums Victoria. Kimberley works with knowledge, histories and futures at the intersection of First Peoples historical collections and contemporary art. Her practice works to extend the paradigm of what exhibitions and research in and out of institutions can be for First Peoples communities in Australia and globally.

Photographer: Eugene Hyland

Shadow Spirit is presented by Metro Trains Melbourne and supported by The Besen Family Foundation, The Robert Salzer Foundation, Canny Quine Foundation, Dashiell Gantner and Anna Foley, The Dara Foundation and Gordon Darling Foundation.

Shadow Spirit is commissioned and produced by RISING.

Co-commissioned by Illuminate Adelaide

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