How I see it: Blak art and Film (ACMI)

Now showing at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image until the 19th Feb 2023. A show about representation my new work Ngaya (I am) is a punked up film about Country filtered through my own experiences.

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Koorie Art Show

The 10th Koorie art show is now on at the Koorie Heritage Trust in Federation square. I love supporting the trust as it’s always supported my arts practice. This year my entry is called Exile. Sometimes we have to live in exile to survive. Just before the Koorie Art Show I was in a rainbow of tomorrows also on show at the trust. My work was called fractured power

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Adopted

Adopted is now on show at the DAX centre in Melbourne. Art that explores being adopted from the adoptees perspective which is often not explored.

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Dogged

Dogged is currently showing at the Griffin Theatre Company (Stables) in Kings Cross in Sydney. It’s on until the 5th June so if you want to support the arts please get along and see the play. I worked with an amazing group of creatives to bring the story by Andrea James and Catherine Ryan to life. I was a co-set designer, and created masks and a mural for this story of a dingo, a woman and her dog. It’s set on Gunaikurnai Country and is Indigenous truth telling at its best.

Masks
Mural under construction
Blazey Best on set
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Going back to move forward

This month I will be showing a new small series of works at west space gallery in Collingwood Vic. The show is called slime and ashes and is curated by Matthew Harris. It runs until Jan 15th 2021 and more information can be found at: https://westspace.org.au

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Coronavirus creativity 2020

Life in the shut down has me creating some new art books and really wanting to focus on some works about Alpine Dingoes and Corroboree Frogs. Both these creatures are found on Ngarigu Country.

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Midsumma 2020

I’m in 3 shows in Jan and early Feb 2020 as part of the Midsumma festival. Venus in Thorns at the Trocadero art space in Footscray. Future Histories at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space in Ivanhoe and OUT is OUT at the Wyndham Culture Centre in Werribee. Check out Midsumma on line for all the details.

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Mirrigang Days

Last Saturday the 7th Dec 2019 I graduated from Leadership Victoria’s LGBTIQ leadership program with 29 other amazing people. On the same day I was awarded the 2-D metro tunnel award in the Koorie Art Show for my new art book Mirrigang days. I so humbled and excited to be acknowledged by the Koorie art Community here in Victoria. To top it all off a short documentary about me and my art called insideOUT premiered on NITV on Tuesday the 10th Dec at 7pm as part of the series Our Stories. You can now stream it on SBD on demand. It’s been a very amazing year for me and an art collaboration called Queer as Country with Tama has been turned into Christmas Card Design for the organisation Future Tense for its clients. Have a great festive season everyone. Be safe and be kind.

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A Hospital project

I’m working on a project with the cancer unit at St Vincent’s Hospital here in Melbourne. It’s about having some companionship through your journey and I think our native dog, the Dingo, will be just the trick. It’s all a work in progress at the moment and I will post so finished shots towards the end of the year

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Globe Community Award

So this happened. The Melbourne LGBTIQ+ Community honoured me with an award for artist of the year 2019. It’s very nice to be acknowledged in this way and I dedicate the award to all artists working in intersections.

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