A Sight for Sore Eyes

A site for queer First Nations mob: to see ourselves, to see each other

What do you see? Is it a place, a person, a story? Is it coming, has it been? Tell us what you’re longing for, sib. Share your sight as we share this sanctuary.
Co-curated by Kulin country-based artists, Pibbulman visual artist Pierra Van Sparkes, and Wiradjuri writer and visual artist Indiah Money.

Pierra Van Sparkes is a Kulin country based Pibbulman artist. Her work is inspired by the shared history, feelings and encounters that shape lived experiences of Aboriginality amidst manifold blak identities. Working with photography, video and digital media, she interrogates the mythscapes that inform notions of Indigenous authenticity, settler-colonial supremacy and the modes in which they manifest.
 
Indiah Money is a queer Wiradjuri non binary person who was raised on Kulin Nations and still resides there. Indiah’s practice includes visual art, written work, installations and performance art. These are done with strong recurring themes of colonialism, assimilation, skin colour, gender, mental illness, sexuality, climate change, stolen generations, identity as well as critiquing the Eurocentric western idealised structure that each person in Australia is forced to maintain. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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IMAGE:

Pierra Van Sparkes, Wardandi Boodja, 2019

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

Opening Thu 23 Jan 6.30 - 8.30pm
Exhibition 24 Jan - 9 Feb | Thu-Sat 12-5pm | Sun 12-4pm
Talk Sat 1 Feb 1.30 - 2.30pm

Location

Blak Dot Gallery

33 Saxon St, Brunswick

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Train

Upfield line to Brunswick

Tram

19 to stop 21

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