⇧ 9 JANUARY – 31 JANUARY
Defying Damage is Edwina Green’s debut solo show, including works created between 2018 and 2019. The erasure of Indigenous epistemologies within Australia’s psyche, is an act that is continually embodied, which bleeds itself into the postcolonial illusion; the narrative of this removes Indigenous people, work, voice and bodies from the metaphorical microphone, and neglects our ways of being at the forefront of existence.
Edwina’s practice that is experimental, engaging and interdisciplinary speaks volumes to her being as an Aboriginal person existing off country, in an urban environment, and how this is a relative existence for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She creates conversations that questions how our own interactions with space, ecological systems and institutions inevitably play a role in the erasure of Indigenous peoples and practices. Who’s job is it to decolonise? Who is responsible for reclaiming culture and language? Who is playing the biggest role in the degradation and destruction of our land?
Thank you to the Menzies Foundation who funded the making of one of these works.