By Teale Reynolds

Curator, First Nations Art at John Curtin Gallery, Michelle Broun, discusses Aboriginal oral traditions and the passing down of histories.

Join Michelle Broun as she discusses how a First Nations definition of an ‘archive’ may differ from Western mainstream definitions.

What are the principles and values associated with First Nations ‘archives’, and how can mainstream institutions ensure that Aboriginal histories and living heritages are cared for and valued?

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[THE ALTERNATIVE ARCHIVE] From Saturday 15 May to Friday 30 July 2021 Monday–Friday: 11am–5pm; Sunday: 12pm–4pm The Alternative Archive exhibition presents a contemporary visual archive of regional Western Australian arts practice. Showcasing the works of 40 artists selected from a series of regionally based exhibitions, the The Alternative Archive presents a dynamic anthology of how regional artists relate to the people, homes, towns and regions. The exhibition is co-curated by John Curtin Gallery Director Chris Malcolm and independent curator Anna Louise Richardson.