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Banksia: Jahkarli Felicitas Romanis Discusses Exhibition 'Yarn'

Proud Pitta Pitta woman, emerging artist, researcher and curator Jahkarli Felicitas Romanis joined Vanessa Morris on Banksia to discuss exhibition Yarn.

Based around storytelling, Yarn connects with this year's NAIDOC theme For Our Elders and the important role they have as advocates, trailblazers, knowledge holders, guides and pillars of communities.

Yarn features works from seven Indigenous makers including Brad Webb, Carissa Gurwalwal, Corben Mudjandi, Kim Ah Sam, Leanne Namarnyilk, Nicholas Currie and Tarryn Love. In addition, a spoken word event was hosted within the exhibition space including Tristen Harwood, Maya Hodge, Tarryn Love, Laniyuk and Jahkarli Felicitas Romanis.

Jahkarli also spoke about her creative practice in photography and moving image, ongoing project (Dis)connected to Country, PhD research and selection as finalist in this year's Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (Telstra NATSIAAs).

Yarn is at Craft Victoria until 16 September.

Image credits

Photographer: Henry Trumble / Source: Craft Victoria

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Listen to Banksia: Jahkarli Felicitas Romanis Discusses Exhibition 'Yarn'18:2917 July 2023