Commissioned for the Enlighten Festival in 2020, Warrang/Sydney-based collective Club Ate’s (Bhenji Ra and Justin Shoulder) animated projection In Muva we trust 2020 bathed the National Gallery’s iconic façade over eleven nights with mythic ancestral beings and landscapes to show how family and community can together find ways of living at one with the environment. The work was a celebration of Australia’s diverse communities. In Muva we trust depicts a world – both real and imagined – that draws from the artists’ shared Filipino ancestry and close connection to Australia’s LGBTQI+ communities.
A one-night-only event at the Gallery, Club Muva by Club Ate was an inclusive and intimate celebration of community and connections.
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The National Gallery of Australia acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.