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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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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