galang 01


galang 01

The galang collective convenes regularly to discuss the role of museums and other cultural institutions in the past and present colonisation of First Nations people. galang 01 brings together transcripts of the collective’s powerful and moving conversations with individual members’ contributions.

In this publication, essays from Léuli Eshrãghi, Liisa-Rávná Finbog and Biung Ismahasan explore the representation of First Nations art and culture; Mayunkiki and her collaborator Kanoko Tamura exchange a series of text messages that range across Indigenous identity, struggle and support; Brook Garru Andrew provides insight into his creative process with poems and sketches from his journals; and Emily McDaniel, Director First Nations at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, reflects on yindyamarra in the museum. First Nations designer Jenna Lee has designed the book as an object that has no beginning or end to reflect the circularity of time and stories that fold and turn on themselves.



Dr Brook Garru Andrew is a Wiradjuri/Celtic artist, writer and curator.

Dr Léuli Eshrãghi is a Sãmoan/Persian/Cantonese artist, curator and scholar.

Dr Liisa-Rávná Finbog is a Sámi scholar and practitioner of duojár.

Lisa Hilli is a Papua New Guinean/Australian artist and scholar.

Dr Biung Ismahasan is a Taiwanese Indigenous Bunun Nation curator, artist and researcher.

Gail Mabo is a Meriam artist, educator and performer.

Mayunkiki is an Ainu artist, educator, performer and musician.


224 pages, Hardcover, 30 x 24cm, 42 colour, 30 b&w illustrations

Texts: Brook Garru Andrew, Léuli Eshrãghi, Liisa-Rávná Finbog, Lisa Hilli, Biung Ismahasan, Gail Mabo and Mayunkiki

Year: 2022

ISBN: 978-0-64898-178-7

Published by: Powerhouse Publishing and Garru Editions


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