As a proud palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) woman connected to my ancestral home of tebrakunna in the North-East of Tasmania, my art practice brings attention to palawa cultural heritage, stories and lived experiences. Working across sculpture, installation and mixed-media, I critique silences and omissions in Australian history in order to overcome stereotypical ideologies that have been falsely held about my people.
By combining objects of my material culture such as bull kelp and river reed to ground my practice, along with found objects and manufactured materials to reference colonialism, my art responds to specific repressed historical encounters in order to empower Indigenous experience. I use my own historic and contemporary personal family history as well as archival records to explore, expose and speak to broader issues of Australian Aboriginal histories. My works are made to assert my sovereign status.
WORK WITH METRO ARTS //
2018 Exhibition Program / Speaking Beyond the Vitrine