Any deadly artists out there? Art From The Margins are celebrating the 2018 NAIDOC theme ‘Because of her, we can’ by asking Indigenous artists (women, or men who make art that celebrate Indigenous women) to submit artwork for their ‘Sistas’ exhibition.
Entry forms are due back by Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Email AFTM@wmq.org.au or call 3151 6655 for more info. #indigenousart#indigenouswomen#naidoc2018#indigenousartist#becauseofherwecan
Part of being a single mama is going without things for me so that my baby can have things. It's hard not to feel guilty about spending money on myself. But sometimes you need to do something for yourself, it has been a hard year for me, with seemingly ceaseless work and things to take care of. I got @buffalo_spirit_woman to design and custom make me a pair of moccasins to help me keep going on my way. They arrived in the mail today and it is the best gift from myself to myself (and also the gift of Lynette's incredible skills and beautiful card too) and if only I could take a picture of the smell of the home-tan hide, this post would be truly complete. ❤️ mahsi! #moccasins#indigenousartist#hometanhide#beadwork
I just want to say hey, you’re extraordinary, I’m sorry, we’ve got to do so much better and enough is enough of the heartache, violence and displacement you endure to all of the black, brown, indigenous and other people of colour I know. And those I don’t. Lately it’s been beyond palpable.
You’re being wrestled to the ground, rendered topless and arrested over cutlery. Cutlery. Plastic cutlery. You’re being denied recognition of your armed forces service and having movies made about you that claim to be multicultural and yet don’t include you.
Your land is being opened up to fracking by greedy governments and capitalists which threatens your water supply, sacred lands and very existence.
A dear one of you to me rang and cried about how she was treated at clothing store two days ago. Never shopping there again. Racists.
And every day you face the BS of white people who deny these happenings, question your existence, refuse to look at their privilege, exclude you from their work and platforms and claim they don’t know any of you well enough to connect with and amplify.
I’m sorry. So bloody sorry. This is not humanity. This is not ‘love and light’ as espoused by so many ‘spiritual’ people. This should not be your everyday. But it is. And every single time I get choked with anger and frustration about it I have to remind myself it’s nothing compared to what you endure.
And that then makes sorry not enough. It never has been. I commit to doing more.
I don’t live my entire life on social media or publicly. And I never will. The real work here begins deeper within me, my family, my business, my community. Social justice cannot be just about shout outs and plaudits online. I’ve got one whole mind, body and life to commit deeper to what is within my realm of influence. And not a moment to waste to do better.
And yet still. I am sorry.
Artwork by the incredible @coffinbirth - Charlotte Allingham.
Day 26 of a photo a day of people on the streets of Melbourne...Ande Kempnich, indigenous artist, Gardner, broadcaster, dog lover, great guy. I am a fan of Ande’s art, he has painting on the walls of the United Nations buildings NY & Paris and my place. He was the news reader on my Friday Drive JOY949 for a few years and was an integral part of the team, he went on to have his own show. He has donated many pieces of art to JOY949 for fundraising and many thousands of dollars later...I am so pleased to call him a dear friend!🤓 @andekempnich #indigenousartist#UNNY#UNparis#melbourne#joy949
N O T G O O D P L A C E by Josh Muir and Adam Ridgeway.
Not Good Place will be a sculptural, projection and sound installation analysing the often destructive nature of city life. As part of Next Wave Festival, Sunrise will be held at @testinggrounds and Sunset at Blak Dot. Sunset will project a story of the battle of cities and natural lands considering a future through a First Nation’s lens.
A collaboration between recognised Yorta Yorta and Gunditjmara Barkindji multimedia artist Josh Muir and Worimi ceramicist Adam Ridgeway. Not Good Place is reflective of their personal journeys that draw upon both their lived history and heritage
Opening 3rd of May as part of Next Wave Festival 5:30pm with a Welcome and Smoking Ceremony, Djirri Djirri dancers and DJ Paul Gorrie @gorriep
From @cbcarts: If you look closely you will find that Jordan Bennett's murals are actually huge abstract versions tiny stitches of Mi'kmaq procupine quillwork. 🖌
The Alberta’s Future Leaders (AFL) program is seeking energetic, passionate and self-directed Indigenous artists to provide youth mentorship through the arts in select First Nation & Métis communities in Alberta.
This is a temporary, 12-week part-time contract that begins in mid-June and ends in late-August, 2018.
Deadline to apply: May 14.
Learn more on our website affta.ab.ca/news
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An original design by yours truly. Thanks to Mika and Sheena for inspiring me to create this. We need to plant the Kalo. Plant it for the healing of our nation. For roots and restoration. To learn appreciation.
“[Decolonization] has been happening in many sectors such as health, education, and justice. It is time for the arts sector to catch up.”
The question of how Indigenous artists and artists of colour fit into the Canadian art system has been ongoing for almost 70 years. That’s why Chris Creighton-Kelly and France Trépanier initiated Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires, a three-year initiative to centre Indigenous art practices in the Canadian art system, with artists of colour playing a critical role in the process of reimagining its future.
Click the link in our profile to read the full Q&A with Chris and France OR find it in our Spring/Summer issue of InStudio magazine.
Artwork: Hustle & Bustle/ Downriver House (2016) by @bcanadien created during an Indigenous Visual & Digital Arts Residency
Sydney Biennale at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. These things can be a bit yawn-inducing. Exceptions are installations by Korean artist Haegue Yang, the sound installation by Danish artist Jacob Kierkegaard, and some beautiful works by Indigenous Australian artists, like this soft sculpture by the Yarrenyty Arltere Artists.
“As I put on my regalia, I feel as though I am strapping on armor. Armor made from the suffering of my ancestors hundreds of years ago, to my fellow brothers and sisters who are suffering now. We are diverse people, but in many ways the same. We are strong, indestructible, and more than anything, we are resilient. I wear my armor proudly for those whose lives were stripped from them. I wear my armor proudly for those who no longer can." -JoElle Campbell | Haudenosaunee | Cayuga (@jibblet_muffin) original photo by @alexismunoadyer @missing.murdered.natives // Art by @auralast
UNGELBAH DAVILA | “There is no word for "feminism" in Diné, as there was never a need for it. While I think feminism is of great value in our world and I'm surely considered a feminist, in terms of following an ideology I just strive to be authentic to myself as a human being and storyteller, the way I imagine women did in traditional societies. My first instinct is to act in a way that serves the community/family and then serves the integrity of my spirit.” @ungiedavila - New Mexico based photographer, writer and designer in our arts issue. Full story via the link in our bio.