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S T O R Y
E V O L V I N G
2019
Seeding treaty
Indigenous and Western art and science meet

2019
Antarctic heritage
Krill mating
2019
Beauty that was
Past and present life and death
2017
Southern Ocean Wrack
The sea in my blood
2016
Growing and sharing knowledge
Animating conversation
2013
Art from climate science
Data for action
Seeding Treaty 2019. Animation: Maddison Gibbs, Lisa Roberts, animators from the Victorian College of the Arts. Scientific data: Australian Antarctic Division, University of Technology Sydney.

Story

Maddison Gibbs:

"...Disruption of the current cycles and implementation of First Nations knowledge.

Seeding Treaty -

Barkindji Story -

Creation, Growing, Learning, Teaching,
Sharing stories, Transference of knowledge.

The Rainbow Serpents follow the Peewee to find a new home. As they follow the bird they wriggle around, forming big bends, and deepen the channel, forming the Darling River and letting the water flow in.

Barkindji Story -

Creation, Growing, Learning, Teaching,
Sharing stories, Transference of knowledge.

Symbolic narratives connecting the environment, the planet, our health - mental and physical.

Fast forward to the Now. Naked, lifeless tracks that represent to me, greed, power and ignorance and disregard for Indigenous knowledge.

The Western systems in place exclude and categorise nature. And place a hierarchy on all living things,and seem to be failing to acknowledge that without one we cannot have the other.

More connection, conversation, and collaboration is needed to be able to have a valid voice to put forward."

Maddison Gibbs is a Barkindji woman whose story features in the 2019 Seeding Treaties animations that mark the Year of Indigenous Languages and the 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty.