28 Jul 2018 - 16 Sep 2018 | 9.00am - 4.30am
Be transported in this surreal and evocative installation.
Laka immerses audiences in Hindu and Yolngu ways of seeing the world. This 360° exhibition of video, sound and virtual reality was developed by CuriousWorks to accompany the feature film of the same name. Laka explores an agonising choice between the love of homeland and family through the story of Lily, a Yolngu woman and her husband Siddhartha, a Sri Lankan Australian, as they prepare for the arrival of their first child. A collaboration between Australian artists S. Shakthidharan and Rosealee Pearson, Laka is a celebration of Western Sydney's contemporary, intercultural way of life and Australia's largely unknown intercultural histories. The exhibition, shown for the first time in its entirety, will be complemented by screenings of the feature length film in CPAC’s theatre.
“When a flock of geese return to a billabong, their feet crush many reeds along its banks, which release a fresh smell. They bring something new into that place – but also something ancient, that transports your memory back in time. That is Laka. A new arrival, but also coming home.” - Yolngu community
LAKA Virtual Reality Sessions
Monday, Wednesday, Friday : 12.30 - 1.30pm
Saturday 4 August : 12 - 2pm
Saturday 11 August : 12 - 2pm
LAKA Film Screening
Tuesday 4 September : 6:30 – 7:15pm
Image credit: CuriousWorks, Image Still, Laka.
Duration9-5pm on weekdays
Phone02 9824 1121
EXHIBITIONS: OCEANIA RISING: WAYFINDERS
6 Oct 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
9.00am - 4.30am
Wayfinders is part of the Oceania Rising project, a collaboration with the Australian Museum and Blacktown Arts Centre that responds to the impacts of Climate Change (Global Warming) in the Oceania region.