INDIGENOUS Visualising Sovereignty

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Artlink has long-provided the edgiest, most dangerous reading on Australian art. It publishes the stuff that more polite magazines won’t touch, and punches above its weight when it comes to criticism, argument and audacity.

Darren Jorgensen
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, University of Western Australia

Current Issue | Issue 41:3 | December 2021

Guest Editors: Ali Gumillya Baker and Paola Balla

This issue is a dynamic response to Tuscarora artist, curator and scholar Jolene Rickard’s theory of ‘visual sovereignty’, a vital, non-Western / Hodinöhsö:ni approach to thinking through Indigenous contemporary art.  Co-editors Ali Gumillya Baker and Paola Balla engage with Rickard’s ideas in an Australia-Pacific context, inspiring a series of essays and images by emerging and established First Nations writers and artists. These creative forms span the visual, poetic and performative: they articulate powerful expressions of relational sovereignty, political autonomy, renewal and survival strategies in diverse manifestations of visual sovereignties.

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