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Robert Fielding: miil-miilpa

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Robert Fielding is a contemporary artist of Pakistani, Afghan, Western Arrente and Yankunytjatjara descent, who lives in Mimili Community in the remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. His work combines strong cultural roots with contemporary perspectives. His current practice spans photography, works on paper, sculpture, film and installation.

In two distinct bodies of new photographic work making up the exhibition miil-miilpa (sacred), Fielding continues his work connected to the significance of Elders in his community, their stories and their understandings. One body of work showcases Elders in his community through intimate portraits. The other explores Country through landscape images produced by experiments with UV exposure. Fielding explains:

Our people, our spirit, our languages, our song and dance are all expressions of the sacredness of this earth. This sacredness radiates through my Elders, in everything they do, everything they are, everything they create. It can be seen in all expressions of this landscape and its people. From the earth we come and to the earth we return. My work is a reminder of that sacred interconnectedness, miil-miilpa.

An Art Gallery of Ballarat exhibition for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale

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07 Aug 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350Get directions

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The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.