Blak Dot Gallery presents ‘Fifty Shades of Blak’ part of this years 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival, an exhibition exploring the voices of First Nations women from across Australia and the world.
An inter-cultural exchange between Australian and global First Nations women, ‘Fifty Shades of Blak’ highlights the voices of fifty visual and performing female artists, each addressing issues of stereotyping, colour coding, racism, identity and societal perceptions of First Nations women and women of colour.
As Blak Dot Gallery’s first exhibition at our new premises, we warmly invite all to join us in celebration at the opening night of ‘Fifty Shades of Blak’ at Blak Dot Gallery, 33 Saxon St (via Dawson St), Brunswick.
Artists: Atong Atem | Cora-Allan Wickliffe | Dulcie Stewart | Frances Tapueluelu | Georgia MacGuire | Gina Ropiha | Ira Fernandez | Jasmine Togo-Brisby | Julie O’Toole | Katie West | Katherine Gailer | Kirsten Lyttle | Lily Laita | Lisa Hilli | Maree Clarke | Megan Van Den Berg | Paola Balla | Sarah Hudson | Shona Tawhiao | Tania Remana | Texta Queen | Treahna Hamm | Vicki Couzens | Ying Huang
Artist talks: Saturday 24 September, 2pm
with FRANCES TAPUELUELU, GINA ROPIHA, & KIRSTEN LYTTLE
Performance night: Saturday 1 October, 7pm
A night with our performance artist, responding through spoken word, dance, music, readings and a dj response.
Our performers include:
CARLY SHEPPARD, LIAN LOW, ONUR KURT, PAULINE VETUNA, MUNIRA YUSUF, HANNAH DONNELLY, RAINA PETERSON, FIPE KEANU, NATASHA JYNEL & MANISHA ANJALI
Image: ‘Porch Monkey’ – Frances Tapueluelu