Earlier this year the 22nd Biennial of Sydney ran from March to October. It was an artist and First Nations-led endeavour presenting an expansive exhibition of contemporary art that connected local communities and global networks. Creator and co-editor of NIRIN NGAAY/NIRIN NAARM, Brook Andrew joins Areej to talk about the exhibition moving to the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. The exhibition now being presented online includes a selection of video works, in addition to a filmed curatorial introduction from Brook Andrew himself and an online public program with participating artists. More info on the talks, program & featured artists can be found on ACCA’s website.
The Melbourne Fringe Festival is in full swing with a mixture of on and offline events. Visual artist and proud Wemba Wemba and Gunditjmara woman, Rosie Kalina chats to Areej about Mtalks First Nations Women’s Bodies in Colonial spaces - A Deadly Fringe yarn. The free talk covers the complexities and intersections of being a First Nations woman or person who has a lived experience of misogyny, particularly focusing on social media. As well as discussing the ways First Nations women's bodies have been depicted in a Colonial context, fat-phobia, selfies, body autonomy and how to find the up-sides of social media when it comes to self-image.
NIRIN NAARM | ACCA
MTalks – First Nations Bodies in Colonial Spaces | Melbourne Fringe
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