A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness catalogue

A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness catalogue

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A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness is the inaugural exhibition of the Yalingwa series, A Victorian Government initiative designed to support the development of outstanding contemporary Indigenous art and curatorial practice, with a focus on south-east Australian First Nations artists within a national context. 

Curated by Hannah Presley, the exhibition focuses on the significance of family, community and humour in contemporary Aboriginal life. The exhibition is composed of significant new commissions from thirteen Indigenous artists and brings together voices from across the country in an exploration of the relations between art, life and the everyday. 

The catalogue features a foreword by Artistic Director Max Delany, a curatorial essay by Curator Hannah Presley, catalogue essay by Kat Clarke and interviews with artists alongside full colour documentation of the works in the exhibition.