Right Land's by Dean Cross

Tuesday 14 June 2022 - Sunday 31 July 2022

Image: Dean Cross, Right Land's 2015 (still), Single channel digital video, 13 mins, 18 sec

Right Land’s is a work considering edges, boundaries, borders, and displacement. In the work, the viewer is witness to a walk along Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western boundaries of my family farm on Ngunnawal/Ngambri Country.

Through this action I, the artist, provide the viewer an opportunity to examine the impacts agricultural practices have had on the landscape – the bare paddocks, the barbed wire and steel fences, the introduced trees.

These quotidian aspects of farming life presenting their ugliness through their practicalities.

To complicate things further, each boundary of the family farm that I walk has been re-named to correlate with the boundaries of Worimi Country – the Country of my Ancestors.

Artist Bio:

Dean Cross was born and raised on Ngunnawal/Ngambri Country and is a Worimi man through his paternal bloodline.

He is a paratactical artist interested in collisions of materials, ideas and histories.

He is motivated by the understanding that his practice sits within a continuum of the oldest living culture on earth – and enacts First Nations sovereignty through expanded contemporary art methodologies.

He hopes to traverse the poetic and the political in a nuanced choreography of form and ideas.

Dean has exhibited widely across the Australian continent and beyond and his work is held by major institutions including the Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Event details:
Tuesday 14 June to Sunday 31 July.
Where: Peel Street Park, Collingwood, 3066.

This exhibition is part of the 6 month program curated by Jenna Warwick (Luritja) for this mob, entitled 'Public Notice'.

this mob presents a suite of moving image works created by emerging Indigenous artists, to be projected throughout the second half of 2022 in Peel Street Park, every night after dark.

This series will feature artworks by Indigenous artists: Dean Cross (Worimi); Jenna Lee (Gulumerridjin (Larrakia), Wardaman and KarraJarri); Jahkarli Romanis (Pitta Pitta); and pairs the work of Moorina Bonini (Yorta Yorta and Wurundjeri) with Michael Tukhanuku (Solomon Island); speaking to our connection with Indigenous people from around the globe.

This series will be a celebration and acknowledgement of the work young Indigenous people are making with the moving image, and will form a platform for emerging voices to shine and conversations to spark.

This suite of films is curated by Jenna Rain Warwick (Luritja), for this mob.

Here are the artists and the dates their work will be on display at Peel Street Park.

Dean Cross: 14 June – 31 July
Jenna Lee: 1 August – 18 September
Moorina Bonini & Michael Tukanuku: 19 September – 6 November
Jahkarli Romanis: 7 November – 19 December



Date and time:
Tuesday 14 June 2022 - Sunday 31 July 2022

Peel Street Park, Peel St, Collingwood, 3066