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Curator Talk: First Nations Narratives

Assistant Curator, First Nations, Andrea Briggs stands looks at the camera standing in front of two works of art by contemporary first nations artists.

Assistant Curator, First Nations, Andrea Briggs will lead a floor talk highlighting artworks and narratives by First Nations artists within the Museum's current Collection show What Remains - an assemblage of photography, sculpture and printmaking.

The talk will focus on the work of First Nation artists Nicole Foreshew, Michael Riley, Karla Dickens, Kevin Gilbert, Treahna Hamm and Hayley Millar Baker – in the context of connection to land, connection to Country, and impacts on the land and its people.

What to expect: a standing/roving floor talk led by Andrea Briggs that focuses on the work of six First Nations artists. Museum ‘pause’ stools will be available for visitors to use.

Meet the Curator

Andrea Briggs is a Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta curator from Narrandera, NSW. Her curatorial practice aims to highlight and support political expressions of artmaking – an approach she considers to be most effective and resonant in contextualising lived experiences.

From 2009 -2016, Andrea coordinated the Black Screen Program at the National Film and Sound Archive, providing access to First Nation Films and touring works to regional and remote areas of Australia. In 2017, she was Program Assistant of the Indigenous Unit at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney. Andrea Briggs is currently the Assistant Curator, First Nations at Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA).

Since 2018, she has contributed to the care, presentation and development of the MAMA Collection and the development and delivery of exhibitions, with a focus on artistic programs involving First Nation artists.

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