Inhabiting the Trace

12 February – 23 April 2022

Presented by the Berndt Museum

Inhabiting the Trace explores the iterative and responsive nature of printmaking, bringing together a diverse display of printed works by Indigenous artists represented within the Berndt Museum collection. Printmaking is explored as a process of re-visiting, re-working, and re-telling, carrying the traces of other forms – artwork, archive, story, memory. Embedded within layers of ink, marks and impressions, emerge dialogues between artists, across generations, and with the past as an on-going material presence.

The exhibition will be on display in the Janet Holmes à Court Gallery at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.


Image: Laurel Nannup, We never got to open our mail, 2001, etching, ink on paper, Berndt Museum Collection, [2002/0016], courtesy of the artist.