Nicole Monks with Jenine Boeree, Kristine Townsend, Sharyn Egan and David Leha and nhurra (you mob)
Production – Charlotte Hilder
Inspired by the depth and richness of Aboriginal astronomy traditions from across Australia, miyarnu bundara invites us to look up at the night sky and share in the miyarnu (knowing) which unites us all.
Supported by the Packer Family Foundation and Crown Resort Foundation, Nicole Monks is the Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 Invited Indigenous Artist.
Nicole Monk’s is a 107 Projects Inc Artist in Residence. Miyarnu Bundara is a featured project of 107 Presents.
Note from the Artist
The use of emu feathers in my work is an extension of my practice and cultural expression. I use them not to offend, but to bring people together to reflect on our universal connection. The earth, the plants, the animals, the people, the land, the sea, the sky and spirit; to remember we are all interconnected.
I acknowledge the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners of the land in which my art is being displayed.
I have consulted and have the support from my Yamatji Wajarri Elders to exhibit this artwork.
Below, Nicole Monks talks about her collaborative artwork gawura guruwin (whale shark), exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018, which was based on a rock carving found on the headland of Marks Park near Mackenzies Point, Tamarama NSW.