Trade & Transformation

Solo exhibition | Blak Dot Gallery 2018

Artworks

Gallery 1
Two women facing the future,Duke of York Islands. (Where the First Missionary landed and first mission, Port Hunter, c.1882).

1000 mm x 733 mm, pigment print on cotton rag, glass beads, cotton thread. 2018. Photographer Reverend R. H. Rickard. Image courtesy of the Mitchell Library, State Library NSW and Uniting Church in Australia – Assembly. (Reference ON 305 / 547).

Tabu

Nassa shells, cane. Artists collection

Material Histories #3

(4 channel HD video) presented as single channel, audio, 8 mins 47 seconds. Dimensions variable. 2015

Value Systems

Red glass beads, nylon coated wire, Deutsche Mark, British Papua and Papua new Guinea coins, stone crosses, photo locket, archival photograph. Dimensions variable, 2018.

A Niaring Kai Kada Luluai (The Lords Prayer)

Vinyl text transcribed from photograph by Reverend R. H. Rickard, Image courtesy of the Mitchell Library, State Library NSW and Uniting Church in Australia – Assembly. (Reference ON 305/552)

Gallery 2
Material Histories #1

Single channel HD video, audio. 1 min 47 seconds. Dimensions variable. 2015

Artist Interview 
Acknowledgment

I wish to thank to Testing Grounds for supporting the development of this work during an artist residency called Trade Stories  in January 2018. A part of the research of this exhibition was supported by a Museums Victoria 1854 scholarship in 2016. This exhibition could not have happened without the numerous support of a collective of labourer’s & beaders. I wish to graciously thank; Paraide Raim, Léuli Eshraghi, Eddy Carroll, Pauline Vetuna, Kevin Murray, Kim Kruger, Savanna Kruger, Kalissa Alexeyeff, Travis Cox, Kirsten Lyttle, Aunty Lila Heimann, Tray Hudson, Gina Ropiha, Talava Tuhipa-Turner, Jacinta Crocker. Last but not least, thank you for your curatorial support Kimba Thompson, Blak Dot Gallery and Siteworks.

Trade Stories Residency, Testing Grounds, Melbourne 2018