Dennis Golding: POWER - The Future is Here

Dec 16, 2023 to Mar 10, 2024

Image: Artist Dennis Golding with The Future is Here, 2021, Carriageworks. Image courtesy and © the artist. Photograph Zan Wimberley


POWER - The Future is Here is the result of a collaboration between artist Dennis Golding and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Alexandria Park Community School. The superhero capes were created during a workshop in 2020, led by Golding who was an artist in residence at the school through Solid Ground. Students from Kindergarten to Year 12 designed their capes with iconography informed by their lived experiences and cultural identity.

As superheroes, Golding and his young collaborators are empowered and reminded of the strength of their culture in forming their identity and connection to Country. Individually and together, the capes critique social, political and cultural representations of contemporary First Nations experience .

A Solid Ground project with Dennis Golding and Alexandria Park Community School, curated by Kyra Kum - Sing, presented by Carriage works and Blacktown Arts, and touring with Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.