A Solidarity Art participatory project
This project by alumni Indianna Hunt communicates the value of respect and solidarity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and for people from all backgrounds on campus.
The Journey of Mapiyal Indigenous Solidarity Art Project we will be installing The Burrow, an illustrated animation of a burrow at City campus created by RMIT alumni artist, Indianna Hunt, (Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmara, Jardwadjali, Wergaia).
The Burrow will include a soundscape, made by sound artist and RMIT master’s student Israel Carter (Wemba Wemba, Ngarrindjeri). This beautiful soundscape will feature Elder Kerry Clarke (Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmara, Jardwadjali, Wergaia) telling the Wemba Wemba story of mapiyal (platypus) and will be accompanied by the voices of our RMIT communities, saying where they are from. The Burrow will also feature a projection of a platypus swimming around the burrow made with students' drawings.
Artist Indianna Hunt says “Many students here at RMIT, like me, have come from a long way away, but we are always connected by waterways. The story of the platypus is very fitting. It speaks to being proud of who you are and where you’ve come from, while also respecting who others are.”
Location: RMIT University, City Campus, Building 8