Event Dale Harding & Steve Kemp

Dale Harding & Steve Kemp

In Conversation

14 February 2019
6–8pm

Join artist Dale Harding (Bidjara, Garingbal and Ghungalu peoples) in conversation with Steve Kemp (Ghungalu peoples), a traditional medicine specialist from Woorabinda in Central Queensland.

Kemp continues the legacy that his father Tim Kemp created as a noted Ghungalu plants specialist, with his expertise in their traditional uses and in medicine. Harding and Kemp will discuss the interconnectedness of trees and other plants in Central and South-East Queensland; and how the legacy of such knowledges resist current forces of cultural and spiritual dispossession.

Current Iterations is the first survey exhibition of works by Brisbane-based artist Dale Harding. The exhibition brings together new and recent works by Harding, focusing on shared languages permeating landscape, bodies, and objects.

Guest Info
  • Dale Harding

    Harding has exhibited in Beautiful world, where are you?, the Liverpool Biennial (2018), Soon Enough: Art in Action and Art and shops, Tensta Konsthall (2018); From will to form, the TarraWarra Biennial (2018); Continental Drift, Cairns Art Gallery (2018); Documenta 14, Athens/Kassel (2017); The National: New Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2017); I refuse you my death, Milani Gallery, Brisbane (2016); The Eight Climate (What Does Art Do?), 11th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea (2016); With Secrecy and Despatch, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney (2016); GOMA Q: Contemporary Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2015); string theory: Focus on contemporary Australian art, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney.

    Steve Kemp

    Steve Kemp (Ghungalu) is the former mayor Woorabinda. He is currently finalising a primary school language program for Woorabinda, in which he has developed a full curriculum for each year level. Kemp continues the legacy of his father, another noted Ghungalu plants specialist.

Photo: Karen Lawton

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