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Kaylene Whiskey: Ngura Pukulpa – Happy Place | Free exhibition

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free, Open daily, 21 Feb – 10 Apr 2022

Yankunytjatjara artist Kaylene Whiskey envisions a world where pop culture collides with traditional Anangu culture.

Commissioned by Melbourne Art Foundation in partnership with ACMI, ‘Ngura Pukulpa – Happy Place’, evolves Whiskey’s practice by bringing her dazzling artistry and celebration of sisterhood to the screen. At its centre is Whiskey, a dancing queen with an entourage of seven kungka kunpu (strong women) from her community in Indulkana, who act as back-up for a superstar tearing through red-sand roads in a Toyota Land Cruiser. Along for the party are actual superheroes and superstars – Wonder Woman and Tina Turner materialise in Whiskey’s live-action dreamscape, appearing via vivid animation rendered in her lively, singular style.

Commissioned by Melbourne Art Foundation in partnership with ACMI.
‘Ngura Pukulpa – Happy Place’ will premiere at Melbourne Art Fair 17–20 Feb before moving to ACMI and its permanent home in the ACMI Collection.

Before you visit, read about the health measures we have in place to keep our staff and visitors safe from COVID-19. https://www.acmi.net.au/plan-your-visit/#covidsafe
ACMI acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where this exhibition takes place, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.


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April 10
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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