• Artist: Brook Andrew
  • Medium: Sculptural Installation
  • Project Type: Commissioned Project
  • Neighbourhood: North York

murrungamirra is a set of floating silhouettes in the artist’s Wiradjuri pattern.

Location

5150 Yonge St

  • Address: 5150 Yonge
    Waterpark Place
  • Public Washrooms: Yes
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Schedule: October 2 to 10. Viewable from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Project

murrungamirra is the Wiradjuri word for object. A family of inflatable sculptures with black and patterns inspired by my Wiradjuri inheritance and the cultural practices of carving trees and shields. The breathing action of the sculptures emphasizes the importance of continuing cultural practices and mark making.

The Artist

Brook Andrew is an Australian Wiradjuri artist and writer with matrilineal kinship from the kalar midday (land of the three rivers). His interdisciplinary practice is driven by the collisions of intertwined narratives, often emerging from the mess of the Colonial Wuba (hole). Brook's artworks, research, leadership roles and curatorial projects challenge the limitations imposed by power structures, historical amnesia and complicity to centre and support Indigenous ways of being through systemic change and yindyamarra (respect, honour, go slow and responsibility).

Acknowledgements

Brook is represented by Gallerie Nathalie Obadia, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery and Tolarno Galleries. He is Enterprise Professor of Interdisciplinary Practice, and Director Reimagining Museums and Collections, at the University of Melbourne. Photographer: Stan Williams