Stereotypes

Are you a drunk, are you in the outback, violent, a thief, criminal, primitive, are you black, brown eyes, have a deep understanding of all the culture, are you heterosexual, are you a deadbeat dad, on welfare, connected to Country, spiritually evolved, do you like damper, bush tucker, footy and boxing, are you good at sports, can you read, or are you just dumb, whitewashed, washed up, are you good at art and music, do you play the didg, do you do dot painting or x ray style. Are you good at Kooriokie…….are you an Aboriginal Stereotype?

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The Aliens of Narm: Sunnyside up!

A new collage, mixed media, work for a small show in Bendigo. It had to have an egg reference  and I have given my Mob frying pans for heads with fried eggs cooking in them. Everyday I feel like an alien in my own land so I wanted to make the Mob strange and ‘colonised’ as they have adapted to the cooking tools in a big way. Why not make us surreal, as either way we are treated as outsiders in our Country….

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Darcy

Darcy is Tiffs and Erza’s dog. Old friends of mine from the Sydney days….(it’s nice to do something nice for people!) I hope they enjoy it. For LOVE and for dogs and for dear friends x

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Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2017

Squatters and Savages, the collaborative film I made with Megan Evans was a late inclusion in this years projection festival, and it won a special 10th Anniversary award.

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The story so far…

Here’s my new commission for the Moreland City Council art collection. It’s part of a NAIDOC art initiative that is on show at the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick.  Showing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from their collection

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About me and my art practice. June 2017. 

Peter Waples Crow is a Ngarigo queer artist who has been featured on the ABC and in the mainstream and arts press. He lives in Melbourne where his current exhibition “Dirty Dingo” is on show in Degraves subway. He has been a multiple finalist for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, the Victorian indigenous Art award, and received the Koori Heritage Trust Acquisition Award. In addition to a successful solo career, Peter is notable for his collaborations with other artists; performing with Anna Leibzeit and Kaz Adams as post-punk apocalyptic disco group The Treaters since 2012. Recently he has undertaken collaborative works with non-Aboriginal artists, including Katie Jacobs and Ingrid Tufts for Dingo Spirit, which was a finalist in the 2017 Craft Victoria Awards. More recently his collaboration with Megan Evans has produced an exhibition Squatters and Savages, currently running at the Ballarat Regional Art Gallery. 

Here are some new mixed media works on paper that I have been working on. They speak to Indigenous interconnectedness and the lived experience as I journey through this life of mine. Enjoy x

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Squatters and Savages

The opening of this show with Megan Evans took place on June 3 and it was really well attended. There is an amazing catalogue to go with the show and the feedback I have received has been overwhelmingly positive. Megan and I have created a powerful show that explores both sides of Australia’s colonial history. Together our work creates an interesting dialogue. We bounce of each other. I’m very proud of this show so if you are in the Ballarat area, please drop into the Ballarat Art gallery for a look. It runs until mid July 2017.

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Dirty Dingo for Yirramboi

Get yourself down to Melbournes Campbell arcade or Degraves St Subway to see my show Dirty Dingo about being a marginalised person in a marginalised Mob. It’s for the underdog in all of us…and honours my totem the Dingo, Australias native dog god!! The treaters will be performing in the Dingo Den at 2pm and 4pm on Sat 13th May…the Dirty Dingo show runs until the end of June 2017. Here’s some installation shots xx and a news story 

http://www.sbs.com.au/topics/sexuality/agenda/article/2017/05/05/queer-artist-setting-dingoes-free

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Squatters and Savages

Here is the invite to a show I’m having with Megan Evans. It’s at the Ballarat Art Gallery and opens on the 3rd June at 4pm and runs until mid July 2017

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Burn Faggots

From the up coming show Squatters and Savages which opens at the Ballarat Art Gallery on the 3rd June. More details soon

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