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!


About peterwaplescrowe

Peter Waples Crowe is an artist, an arts worker, and a health worker. I'm Ngarigo. My art practice is autoethnographic in nature from the intersection of Culture, Identity and spirituality . With mixed media and humour I explore the new possibilities for Koori people to re-present themselves and their culture away from historical and socio-political boundaries and limits.
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