Walking in deadly blak women's footprints

Paola Balla is a curator, artist, PhD candidate and inaugural Lisa Bellear Indigenous Research Scholar at Victoria University, of Wemba‑Wemba and Gunditjmara, Italian and Chinese heritage. Her PhD research is focused on Aboriginal women’s art and practices of resistance in speaking back to colonial and patriarchal narratives in public spaces and institutions.

Card: Maree Clark
Born of the land, 2014. Installation view, Sovereignty, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2016-17. Photo: Andrew Curtis. Courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery , Melbourne

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