It was Destiny Deacon who first used the term 'blak' in the Australian context. Deacon says the term takes the 'c' out of ‘bloody black cunts'. 'Blak on blak' is perhaps the first attempt to draw out how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts writers and curators think about our practising artists. We are compatriots, but there is a place for us to criticise their work as fellow countrymen and women.

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