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Dennis Golding Installation

NAIDOC 2022

Stand Up, Fly High - Dennis Golding

 

This NAIDOC Week, Broadway Sydney has partnered with Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist Dennis Golding from Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative to create a bespoke hanging installation in centre titled Stand Up, Fly High. Dennis works with a range of mixed media and critiques the social, political and cultural representations of race and identity in his work.

  

Artist Statement:

Stand Up, Fly High is the result of a collaboration between artist Dennis Golding and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative. The superhero capes were created through a series of workshops leading up to NAIDOC 2022. The young people designed their capes with iconography informed by their memory and cultural identity. 

 

As superheroes, Golding and his young collaborators are empowered and reminded of the strength of their culture in forming their identity and connection to Country. In shaping the form of a chandelier, the capes critique social, political and cultural representations of contemporary First Nations experience.  

 

Bio:

Dennis Golding is a Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist, curator and collaborator based in Sydney. His practice reclaims Aboriginal history and identity through sharing his personal experiences and childhood memories from growing up in urban environments. Golding critiques the processes of colonialism in Australia using a range of mediums to encourage new conversations around historical, social, political, and cultural narratives.