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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Sovereignty at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Now showing until the end of March 2017 is Sovereignty, a show of contemporary Indigenous art from the South East of Australia. I’m proud to be part of it. There is also a show called ‘who’s afraid of colour’ at the NGV featuring Indigenous women artists. And the Koorie Art Show continues at the Koorie Heritage Trust. Do yourself a favour and check them out while you can. Take care out there. 

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Watch out…the Treaters are back for 2017

Stay tuned people the Treaters will be performing a set early in 2017 in a secret location somewhere. Follow us on Facebook for more information. 

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Dingo Spirit for Craft Victoria

Originally conceived as planters, that was not the way the project progressed with my collaborators. The first series is on sale now at Craft Victoria ( contact them for sales). With the black and gold edition Dingo spirit hints at Egyptian connection but Dingo spirit proudly wears Koori Shield designs on its back and is an offering, a protector, and a companion between this life and the next. It means many things and I hope you like it. It will change in colour with each edition and there will be an artists edition in the near future.

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How wolves change rivers

This is why I paint Dingoes. We need our apex predators.

https://youtu.be/ysa5OBhXz-Q

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