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.
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, University of Western Australia
Larissa Behrendt (Eualeyai/Kammilaroi) is an academic, lawyer, novelist, filmmaker and presenter of Speaking Out, ABC RN. Pauline Clague (Yaegl) is an academic, writer and producer for 25 years, she has worked across many visual forms.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been telling their stories for thousands of years. The last 230 years has been one of hiding or oppressing our voices. As our people begin to use the accessibility of new technology to strip the colonial constraints placed around their works, our artists are presenting a different lens to shape a new identity. In this way, they are “Indigenising” the space, using film, music, dance, performance, writing and the visual arts to unpack the archive, embracing the non-linear DNA of old storytelling techniques, to show that our culture is thriving and in many cases reviving in the digital space.