Robert Fielding

(Australia 1969 – )

Community
APY Lands, NO REGION SPECIFIED
Language group
Afghan, Western Aranda, Yankunytjatjara

Graveyards in Between #6, from the series Graveyards in Between

Location
Not on display
Further information

Robert Fielding is an Afgan, Western Aranda, Yankunytjatjara man who was taken from his mother and brought up in Colebrook Home in Quorn, South Australa. He later returned to his home in the APY lands and settled in Mimili community where he continues to live.

Fielding began his artistic career as a painter and an art worker in the Mimili Maku Art Centre in 2005, working closely with many of the artists whose works feature in the Gallery’s collection, particualy those of the Pumani family. Fielding has since expanded his practice to include film, printmaking, photography and installtion, while also trying his hand at occasional curatorial endeavours. His attraction to photography began through his work as an art worker in the art centre, after having training sessions in photography to assist in the documentation of art works. Fieldiing found that a camera had more potential to convey his concepts while marrying together Anangu and Western ways of being, echoing his personal experience of living both in the Anangu and Western worlds.

Place of origin
APY Lands, South Australia, Australia
Year
2017
Media
Photograph
Medium
C-type print on lustre paper
Dimensions
80.0 x 120.0 cm
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2018
Accession number
118.2018.6
Copyright
© Robert Fielding