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Black Wattle

this mob

Presented in Season 1 2021

Commissioned by Arts House for Refuge 2021

Published by Incendium Radical Library

Black Wattle Book Launch

Wed 5 May, 6pm

Live performance set by Alice Skye and food by Mabu Mabu.

Footscray Community Arts Centre, Foyer

45 Moreland St, Footscray VIC

Duration: 1.5 hours

Book price:
$15 for mob, $20 for allies

Available for sale online from Incendium Radical Library 5 May


disability access symbol wheelchair black disability access symbol signing black

Wheelchair accessible

Auslan interpreted


this mob invites you to celebrate the launch of Black Wattle with an evening of food, music, yarns, and friendship.

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 100 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, Maribyrnong City Council, Footscray Community Arts Centre. Arts House is a key program of the City of Melbourne, and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.

Image – by Anu Kumar.