21 June – 6 July, 2018
The work of a primitive Indigenous Australian
Colonisers have documented a history of Australia, through early anthropological settler writings and drawings which have constructed the perceived understandings of Aboriginal people. Drawing from research conducted on the colonial narrative within Australian history, I have become particularly interested in the role of the coloniser and the construction of ‘the other’. Embodying the role of an anthropologist, I will reverse the gaze, examining the behaviours and understandings of non-Aboriginal people regarding Aboriginal spirituality, art and tradition.
Moorina Bonini is a Yorta Yorta woman and descendant from the Dhulunyagen Clan, located at Ulupna situated near Tocumwal in the Barmah Forest. Her other heritage is Italian, from Latisana, the Province of Udine in the northern part of Italy.