During my Honours in Visual Arts at ANU, I developed a sense of place in the suburbs of Ngunnawal and Ngambri country, ACT. Textile blankets and recycled paper ground covers were made with the local nonlinear systems of the online Buy-Nothing* gift economy and via environmental collaboration. The blankets became a transcribing and porous skin, embodying our interweaving relationships and bridging self with other (stranger/nonhuman). After exhibition display, these blanketing works will return to the local suburbs as they are regifted, composted or repurposed back into the environmental and gifting systems I encountered them in.
*The Buy-Nothing Project is an international network of local gift economies. The network uses the platform of Facebook to give, receive, lend, share and express gratitude. via: https://buynothingproject.org/guidelines
Australian National University: School of Art & Design Graduate Exhibition, Ngunnawal and Ngambri country/ Canberra ACT, 25th November – 4th December 2022
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I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which I practice. I recognise their continuing connection to land, water and culture and pay my respects to Elders past, present and future.
Always was, always will be Aboriginal land