March 19 – September 2021, Sinclair Gallery.

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 at: Eighteen Families | Free Listening on SoundCloud

James Henry, 18 Families, 2020. Copyright the artist. Image: the artist.

Supported by:

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Creative Victoria through the Strategic Investment Fund.


Presented with the Castlemaine State Festival.