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Corben Mudjandi: 009

“Before it was a really busy mining town. Since the mine closed and everyone left … we also lost that community feel…. Now, the Mirarr vision is to recreate that strong sense of community…. We want to create a place that can be remembered for future generations.” (Corben Mudjandi, 2023)  

Corben Mudjandi: 009 is co-curated by Agency and MAPh as part of Photo 24. Agency partnered with the Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh) to curate a series of photographic works by Mirarr Traditional Owner and visual artist Corben Mudjandi from Marrawuddi Arts & Culture in Jabiru, as part of Photo 2024.

Corben’s perspectives on Mirarr Country and his own community are displayed alongside views of the former uranium mine, around which the township of Jabiru was first established in 1982, without the consensus of the Traditional Owners. Corben’s works address the dichotomy that exists between the impact of modern industries on the environment, and the resilience of Indigenous people in fostering values such as kinship, connection to Country and culture.

“Corben Mudjandi: 009” is open at MAPh in Glen Waverley from 1 March – 26 May 2024. For more information, please visit the MAPh website.

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Family Portrait from the "Blue" series by Corben Mudjandi.