The work of Kent Morris (Barkindji/AU) reveals the continuing presence and patterns of Aboriginal history, culture and knowledge in the contemporary Australian landscape, despite ongoing colonial interventions in the physical and political environments.

This major video commission by Kent Morris refers to the Barkindji Ancestral constellation story of the two kiinki’ngulu sisters, who appear as two white cockatoos (Corellas) in the sky, representing the clouds of Magellan. This story connects Barkindji people to ancestors and the cosmos in a cultural continuum of shared knowledge that reinforces spiritual cohesion and connection.

Kent Morris is the fifth artist to be commissioned for the UTS Broadway screen, a program of site-specific digital art commissions by leading Australian artists located in UTS Central (Building 2).

Barkindji Blue Sky - Ancestral Connections will premiere on the UTS Broadway Screen in August 2021.