Banksia: Eden Fiske of Alchemy Orange talks about exhibition Into the Everywhen
Koorie writer, curator and painter Eden Fiske joined Vanessa Morris on Banksia to yarn about Into the Everywhen which they co-curate with interdisciplinary Yorta Yorta artist Shahn Stewart through floristry and botanical art business Alchemy Orange.
In talking about the exhibition, Eden explains “The show was really showcasing that beautiful diversity of expression which is inherent in Aboriginal culture and Aboriginal people and Aboriginal philosophy.. that was really important and became a backdrop to what we did.”
Eden also has an artwork in the exhibition called Warriors Death which they describe “Its kind of about traversing different cultural perceptions of one idea.. so the warrior spirit presented in all kinds of different things and how that’s kind of morphed in Australian society as well.."
“Taking on ideas of masculinity and taking on ideas of culture and how those things collide - in oneself, in ones practice, all these kinds of different things.”
Into The Everywhen includes works form Shaun Daniel Allen, Eden Fiske, Tiarna Herczeg, Cassie Leatham, Jahkarli Romanis and Shahn Stewart. The opening featured a story from Boon Wurrung elder Aunty N'arweet Caroline Briggs and yidaki performance from Kiernan Ironfield.
Into the Everywhen is at Craft Vic until 3 September 2022.
Listen the full interview below.