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Black Wattle

this mob

Commissioned by Arts House for Refuge 2021

Published by Incendium Radical Library

Launch details to be announced.

Available for purchase early May.

$15 for mob, $20 for allies


Black Wattle is a keeping place: a collection of poetry, photography, collage and illustration developed by this mob arts collective over the last 12 months.

Published by Incendium Radical Library, Black Wattle showcases the work of five key artists and the conversations they exchanged throughout lockdown.

Common themes include tracing waterways, backyard gardens, thinking locally and relationships to place. After the onslaught of screens and digital communication in recent times, refresh your mind and senses with 40 pages of new work in print.

“Warmth, respect, and strength thread our conversations together. We map our connections and disconnections from one another, but also from ourselves. We celebrate the things we have been able to do together and imagine the things we haven’t been able to do together.” – this mob, 2021.


About this mob

this mob is an arts collective for emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives. Since 2016, this mob has been active in facilitating workshops, curating exhibitions, hosting events and disrupting across so-called Melbourne. The collective now has a home base at Collingwood Yards.

Artistic Credits

Artists/Writers – Kate Ten Buuren, Moorina Bonini, Neika Lehman, Maya Hodge; Contributor – Maddee Clark; Creative Producer/Collaborator – Kalyani Mumtaz; Designer/Publisher – Incendium Radical Library

Supported by – Arts Gen, and the City of Maribyrnong. Arts House is a key program of the City of Melbourne, and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.

Image – by Anu Kumar.