Image courtesy James Emmanuel Mckinnon.

Diasporas on Djaara Country

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 12:00 am


Beehive Building
24-26 Pall Mall
Bendigo, Victoria, 3550




Deconstructing the Mining Exchange through music, art and dance.

Diasporas on Djaara Country in the former Mining Exchange is a series of installations and performances that explore the history and exploits of this colonial building throughout the history of so-called Australia. Created and devised by First Nations artists and artists of colour from Karen, South Sudanese, Nepali, Indian, Korean and other communities., these works will respond to the site and create and expose narratives of resilience, determination, and pride.

MAV’s Diasporas platform is an artistic intervention created to allow for cultural production and participation that upholds equity and self-determination by prioritising marginalised and under-represented lived experiences. After a series of creative development workshops with artists and creatives from culturally diverse communities in Bendigo, the Diasporas on Djaara Country event will examine the way culture and power shifts in this building through 8 multi-artform installations responding to the history of the site.