What’s Your Totem?

Kalinda Palmer (Nyikina & Jabbirr Jabbirr )
Barring Yanabul

What’s Your Totem? explores the contemporary practice and relationship between First Nations identities and the natural environment.

Totemism has long been part of many cultures all around the world, through sacred symbols and spiritual guides taking on plant and animal forms. This exhibition explores and celebrates contemporary totems and their influence on our diverse and unique identities. These totem stories reflecting two thousand generations of First Nations culture are told through ceramic murals, portrait photography and lighting projections.


Highly Visual


  • Exhibition Collaborator/Ceramic Artist: Kalinda Palmer
  • Exhibition Collaborator/Photographer: David Ottosen
  • Audio Artist: Theo Mcmahon