From 2016 to 2019 Hayley Millar Baker (Gunditjmara) produced five photographic series. Made almost exclusively in black and white, the photographs use historical re-appropriation and citation, in tandem with digital editing and archival research, to consider human experiences of time, memory and place. There we were all in one place brings these bodies of work together for the first time to consider the ways in which the artist harnesses photography and storytelling to re-author history and assert the authority of memory and experience across generations. Millar Baker’s layered photographic assemblages affirm Aboriginal experience and culture within the Australian Imaginary to form a complex narrative of place, family, identity and survival.
Artist: Hayley Millar Baker
A UTS Gallery & Art Collection touring exhibition.