Counter-monuments: Challenging distorted colonial histories through public art and memorials

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Genevieve Grieves, a proud Worimi woman, has more than 20 years’ experience creating dynamic content for film and television, exhibitions, online and multimedia. Her work has consistently won awards and recognition and she is regarded as a leading practitioner of community-engaged content development. Genevieve has a strong leadership role in the arts and cultural sector, contributing to the development of key organisations and also mentoring many emerging First Peoples creatives.

Dr Amy Spiers is an artist, writer and researcher specialising in public and socially engaged art. She is currently a research fellow at RMIT School of Art, as well as co-editing two books; the first, on public art with Charlotte Day for Monash University Museum of Art (forthcoming 2021); and the second, on Indigenous settler relations and counter-monument practices in Australia with Genevieve Grieves for Springer (forthcoming 2022).

Cover image: Julie Gough, MISSING or DEAD, 2019, 185 printed posters first installed in “The Queen’s Domain” forest, Hobart, June 2019, during Dark Mofo, ink on rag photographique paper. Designed in collaboration with Margaret Woodward. Courtesy the artist and Bett Gallery, Hobart.