Whitewash by Bindi Cole

Whitewash is a new video installation projection & soundscape work by Bindi Cole that is being projected and played on the Water Wall at the NGV International over nighttimes during Reconciliation week 2010. Whitewash explores Aboriginal stereotypes and the effect of government legislation such as the White Australia policy on urban Aboriginal communities.

Art Exhibition previously on at Nellie Castan Gallery in Australia.
From Thursday 27 May 2010 to Wednesday 02 June 2010
Launch Friday 28 May 2010, 6pm

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Published by anonymous on Monday 24 May 2010.
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Does dark skin make you black or light skin make you white? What is Aboriginal? How do our children perceive Aboriginality when all they are taught in schools stops at Captain Cook?

Bindi Cole is an award-winning artist. In 2009, she won the $25,000 Deadly Art Award as part of the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards and she has also been a finalist in the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (Telstra) and the National Photographic Portrait Prize. Coles recent projects include Not Really Aboriginal at the Centre for Contemporary Photography and her next solo show ‘Sistagirls’ at Nellie Castan Gallery is a series of portraits of Aboriginal Transgender men that identify as women.

The projection and soundscape will run every night for a week from 6pm to 1am starting Thursday 27th May 2010 with a launch party of Friday 28th May 2010.

Whitewash – a video installation by Bindi Cole and soundscape featuring Ben Graetz and participants of NGV WeR1 project 2009-2010.