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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A Man Bag Warrior

For the show Other Other I did a new art peice called “Hey Taloi. He’s a man bag wartior too’ which is my hats off to my Pacific First People friends who have similar colonial histories and diaspora to us Aboriginal mobs. It’s a comment on western gender norms and traditional men’s clothing including carry bags. I love carrying dilly bags so I loved the Pacific version (the image is from  1899 and a gift from my friend Taloi as was the woven men’s bag).  The small canvas is glittery and colourful dandy thing , a celebration echoed in the digital print and then the  cultural belonging. Work those gender assumptions with an Indigenous perspective!

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Other Other

I’m inside the LGBTIQ Community because I’m queer, but on the outside because I’m Ngarigo. It’s marginalisation and the intersections of race, culture, gender and sexuality that Pila Darling and myself were exploring when curating Other Other. Part of the Melbourne midsumma festival, the show runs until March 19th 2017 at the Wyndham Cultural centre in Werribee. Check it out if you are in the area. 

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Here’s to 2017, a year to move about

It’s New Years Eve and I’m home alone watching TV. It’s time to change it up in 2017, to make things happen, to move in the right direction. I got some traction with my art in 2016, and I’d like to find an art home in 2017. A gallery to support me and sell my work, as I’m hopeless at the hard sale and the bullshit. I either undersell myself or overcharge. I’ve been making art for ages, it’s not like it’s a new thing, but people want mates rates…and other artists just don’t buy. I’m busy working away on squatters and savages, for May 2017 at Ballarat Gallery. This work is called ‘the fatal shore’ and can be read many ways. This was like a collage sketch, and the finished work is different again. It’s about Mascilinity, queer love, alienation and lawlessness. The othe work is called ‘Quadroon’ from the jus sayin series that’s ongoing. Say no more. Happy 2017

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