OUR SHARED FUTURES
Click through to listen to this audio acknowledgement of traditional land recorded on country, created for Our Shared Futures by artists
NSW / Australia
Wodi Wodi Gumea Dharawal
NSW / Australia
Museum of Future’s latest exhibition – Our Shared Futures – is now open for public display at NSW Parliament until June 29th 2023, and invites us to consider our shared past and imagine our shared futures.
Our Shared Futures, hosted at NSW Parliament by the Member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich MP, presents a compilation of works from three MoF exhibitions, where each work features an imagined ‘history’ of how the future occurred. This exhibition is also the premiere of a new work, Yadingji, which explores how transformative moments of the past and the future are connected.
This project has been supported by grant funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and City of Sydney.
The works in Our Shared Futures are drawn from these previous MoF exhibitions:
Pandemic Pivots, which showcases works by 11 artists who collaborated with 10 Sydney communities during the 2020 lockdown to imagine Australia post-pandemic. This is the first ‘in real life’ showing of these works that draw on the ideas of hundreds of community members;
The Future of Work, which shares five pieces that imagine regenerative futures in 2050; and
Food for Thought, which brings an engaging work – The Regen Ring – that imagines a future where the first obligation of all employees and citizens is to the regeneration of life
New work: Yadingji
Our Shared Futures also premieres a new artwork, Yadingji,
by First Nations artists Nicole Smede and Michael Robinson. Yadingji features an awe-inspiring carving and 30 possible future events.
Be part of co-creating MoF’s next artwork
In an exciting twist on the traditional museum trope, Our Shared Futures, invites visitors to be part of Yadingji by suggesting their own future events.
This means that you can play a part in co-creating Museum of Future’s next artwork. To take part, visit the exhibition at NSW Parliament between now and 16th June, and share the future event that you want for Australia. The new artwork inspired by visitor’s contributions will be unveiled on 21st June.
^ MoF's latest artwork, Yadingji, features 30 future events. We're asking visitors to add their futures to help co-create our next artwork. Play a part: add your future...
How to visit the exhibition
Our Shared Futures is on display to the public in the Fountain Court at NSW Parliament House on weekdays, 9am-5pm,
from Tuesday 30 May to Thursday 29 June.
The Parliament is currently undergoing restoration works, but remains open to the public. Access is to the left of the building,
via the security gatehouse. Visitors can follow the signage into the building and take either the stairs or lift to the Fountain Court exhibition space.
"All indigenous cultures have a version of 'Everywhen'. For us, all times are inseparable; no time is ever over; and all times are unfinished. 'Everywhen' stretches between the ancient and the future – we experience it in the now.
In my ancestral language, Gathang, wanyimbuwanyimbu means 'always'. This word is like a ripple in time, repeating itself and flowing outward. The 'always' - the past, present and future - is one, vibrating and occurring simultaneously."
Our Shared Futures Artist - Nicole Smede
Curators: Claire Marshall, Mel Rumble and Nicole Smede
Exhibition Designer: Annie McKinnon
Parliamentary Advisor: Amanda Keeling
Curatorial Advisor: Deb Turnbull Tillman
Sound piece by Nicole Smede
Wood art by Michael Robinson
Participatory design: Claire Marshall and Mel Rumble
Plaque creation: Annie McKinnon
Plaque ideas by:
Claire Marshall, Mel Rumble, Nicole Smede,