We all know our perceptions of colour are subjective, so how can we describe, share and move through a world that each of us sees differently? And how does privilege, culture and personal history mix together to impact those perceptions? This ‘mixing’ becomes the focus of this our next show Green on Red, with three formidable First Nations women tackling the cultural complexities of belonging and resistance. Each artist is engaged with her own process of decolonising through their artistic and cultural work and each is worthy of your attention.
Co-inciding with the NAIDOC 2018 theme ‘Because of her, we can!’, The Bearded Tit stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who fought and continue to fight, for justice, equal rights, rights to country, for law and justice, access to education, employment and to maintain and celebrate culture, language, music and art.
Featuring Carmen Glynn-Braun, Amala Groom and Nicole Monks, there is a lot to grapple with in this exhibition, but it’s what Aboriginal people have been dealing with for 230 years. It’s time to acknowledge and celebrate First Nations women and their role in decolonising mind and body.
The Bearded Tit acknowledges that this exhibition takes place on Aboriginal land which was never ceded. We would like to acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.
The opening night
Tuesday 26 June, from 6-8pm