MOA Hosts Its First Ever All-Women Exhibition: Marking the Infinite

Comments 31 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Museum of Anthropology (“MOA”) at UBC presents the Canadian premiere of the breathtaking exhibition, Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia.

Showcasing for the first time in MOA’s history a presentation of all-women artists, this exhibition features the artworks of nine Aboriginal women, who are all celebrated artists from tiny remote communities across Australia’s deserts and tropical north.

MOA Hosts Its First Ever All-Women Exhibition

Where: Museum of Anthropology (UBC, 6393 NW Marine Drive)
When: November 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
Exhibit Opening Reception: November 1, 2018 at 7:00pm

Marking the Infinite features the work of nine Aboriginal women including Carlene West
Photo of Carlene West by Stephen Oxenbury

Encompassing a wide range of subjects from the natural to sublime and from minute organisms to vast celestial bodies, the exhibition invites visitors to explore the immutable tension between the universal and the specific, and discover the power of traditional Indigenous knowledge in an increasingly digital world.

Marking the Infinite features the work of nine Aboriginal women — Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu, and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu — who are all contemporary artists represented internationally in private and public collections.

Challenging the boundaries of the contemporary Aboriginal art scene in Australia since the late 1980s, these artists bring their ancient cultural knowledge into their contemporary practice. By continuing to create art, they are consciously revitalizing traditions, ensuring the continuity of their languages, bringing pride and autonomy to communities, and revealing the continued relevance of Indigenous knowledge in the 21st century.

For this exhibition, the 61 works, primarily paintings, will be installed in the Audain Gallery. The space will be transformed into an ephemeral microcosm of our natural world, providing a glimpse into another cosmic and infinite universe. Marking the Infinite is a unique opportunity for visitors to cross cultural and geographical boundaries and view the environment through a resonant Indigenous lens, commanding them to seek different ways of seeing and valuing their shared existence.

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I have a pair of passes to give away to a lucky winner who will be able to attend this exhibition at the Museum of Anthropology. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The winner will be able to attend on the date of their choosing between November 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

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Update The winner is Wendy!

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31 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. sarah keslerThursday, October 18th, 2018 — 1:33pm PST

    amazing!

  2. JazzyThursday, October 18th, 2018 — 10:10pm PST

    I would like to check this out! 🙂

  3. VirginiaThursday, October 18th, 2018 — 10:17pm PST

    I haven’t been to UBC for a long while after I graduated there.

  4. Rebecca FThursday, October 18th, 2018 — 11:02pm PST

    Looks amazing

  5. LindaThursday, October 18th, 2018 — 11:40pm PST

    MOA is fantastic. I would love to see this.

  6. Bonnie LamFriday, October 19th, 2018 — 1:19am PST

    Cool. Good luck. Huggies.

  7. Shirley SFriday, October 19th, 2018 — 4:22am PST

    I would love to see this exhibition!

  8. F. EmmondsFriday, October 19th, 2018 — 7:57am PST

    This sounds like a very interesting exhibit.

  9. Jill H JohnsonFriday, October 19th, 2018 — 8:15am PST

    Sounds… AMazing…

  10. Pat CummingFriday, October 19th, 2018 — 9:12am PST

    I am going to Australia in December so would love to see this before going!

  11. Ian GoldmanFriday, October 19th, 2018 — 10:25am PST

    This would be a great taste of Indigenous culture.

  12. KristyFriday, October 19th, 2018 — 3:53pm PST

    I would like to see this exhibit, I haven’t been to the museum in a long time.

  13. behzadFriday, October 19th, 2018 — 4:17pm PST

    nice!

  14. donnapetroffFriday, October 19th, 2018 — 10:44pm PST

    this would be so nice to win

  15. ElaineSaturday, October 20th, 2018 — 10:57am PST

    Would love to go!

  16. WesSaturday, October 20th, 2018 — 6:37pm PST

    We’d love to check this out!

  17. Sunshine HSaturday, October 20th, 2018 — 10:42pm PST

    This looks like a really interesting event. Thank you for letting me know about it and the chance to win.

  18. StotesSunday, October 21st, 2018 — 8:53am PST

    This would be great!

  19. RebeccafSunday, October 21st, 2018 — 11:18am PST

    I’d love to take my neighbor

  20. TheresaSunday, October 21st, 2018 — 11:43am PST

    I always love going to MOA! Looks like a fantastic exhibit!

  21. AnaSunday, October 21st, 2018 — 3:35pm PST

    This looks really cool!

  22. EileenSunday, October 21st, 2018 — 10:13pm PST

    I love the MOA!

  23. Shelley ButcherMonday, October 22nd, 2018 — 1:05am PST

    Would love to attend this amazing event!

  24. TalMonday, October 22nd, 2018 — 10:45am PST

    It would be great to win & take my wife.

  25. Wendy RussoMonday, October 22nd, 2018 — 3:17pm PST

    The Museum of Anthropology is on my bucket list!

  26. Jason BTuesday, October 23rd, 2018 — 12:48am PST

    Great

  27. GloriaTuesday, October 23rd, 2018 — 9:59am PST

    What an amazing fascinating exhibit. Wonderful that MOA is doing this!

  28. Angela MacTuesday, October 23rd, 2018 — 1:40pm PST

    Definitely a show I don’t want to miss! It would be terrific to win passes!

  29. James KWednesday, October 24th, 2018 — 8:51am PST

    Wow! This looks amazing 🙂

  30. saraSaturday, October 27th, 2018 — 4:49pm PST

    would love to go

  31. VirginiaMonday, October 29th, 2018 — 2:59pm PST

    Would love to go!

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