James Henry: 18 Families
19 March—9 October 2021
James Henry, Aunty Kerri Douglas and Jacinta Douglas at Mount Tarrengower [Dharran Gauwa], Dja Dja Wurrung Country, 2021, colour photograph. From the series 18 Families, commissioned by Castlemaine Art Museum.
18 Families recognises the 18 ancestors whose descendants make up the thriving Jaara community who live in, around and beyond Castlemaine today.
First Nations artist James Henry presents photographs of four families on country or in local parks, with the desire to photograph all 18 Families over time.
We are grateful to the community for their participation and shared desire to create a contemporary representation of the Jaara community in all their humanity and diversity.
James Henry recorded stories, oral histories, and reflections with the community while making portraits. You can listen to these recordings online.
Art Guide Australia
Creative Victoria through the Strategic Investment Fund
Presented with the 2021 Castlemaine State Festival