UNTOLD x Reclamation, restoration and storytelling through contemporary practice


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Kyra Mancktelow, born under a tree II–VII, 2021, earthenware, pigment, lead glaze, woven natural fibres, emu feathers, fired 3 times, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and N.Smith Gallery.


This talk brings together three of the most exciting and highly regarded emerging First Nations artists showing at 2022 Melbourne Art Fair. 

Butchulla and Burmese artist Mia Boe, Arrernte artist Thea Anamara Perkins and Quandamooka artist Kyra Mancktelow all work in different styles, mediums and methods but through their contemporary practice, they are all storytellers; exploring what it means to be First Nations in contemporary Australia, tackling historical inquiry and reclaiming their stories through their art.  

Sit with these powerful artists as they share how they’re recovering, reclaiming and preserving their own and others’ stories through their contemporary practice. 

This talk is being presented as part of the program for UNTOLD: Marking Life, Indigenous reflections on continuing/maintaining/living rituals presented by Agency Projects.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.