Heartland at Art Gallery South Australia
and Amy Joy Watson are featured in Heartland: Contemporary Art from South Australia, which opens this Friday 21 June at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Curated by Nici Cumpston, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Lisa Slade, Project Curator, HEARTLAND is an exhibition of contemporary art from South Australia that premieres new works of art made for the exhibition as well as selected works that have rarely been seen.
The title of the exhibition proposes an expansion of the genre of landscape to include the geographic, the political, the ecological, the immaterial, the emotional and even the spiritual. It consciously deviates from the use of the term landscape to include Indigenous and settler narratives. HEARTLAND hopes to generate new ways of thinking about who and where we are.