Presented by Arts House as part of Refuge 2019: Displacement
Sat 31 Aug – Sat 7 Sep
Sat 31 Aug – Sun 1 Sep, 10.30am–5pm
Mon 2 – Tue 3 Sep, 10am–6pm
Wed 4 – Fri 6 Sep, 10am–5pm
Sat 7 Sep, 10.30am–5pm
Located in the foyer, come and go as you please
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Came to this space,
A place on the Birrarung,
With no respect, with no remorse,
with no consideration for our lore’s
you will recognise, you will know, that this land,
is our home.
Revoke the law that you abide, these are the rules you must accept.
Blak Order is a collaboration between Edwina Green (Trawlwoolway) and Moorina Bonini (Yorta Yorta and Woiwurrung). The work examines the relationship between decolonisation as process, the disruption of patriarchal systems and the connection of traditional acts, spaces, and its reclamation. Textual and sculptural elements are utilised to represent an act of recognising the land and waterways, and reforming the way in which audiences perceive and understand space.
Moorina Bonini is a proud Yorta Yorta and Woiwurrung woman. She is descended from the Dhulunyagen family clan of Ulupna people (Yorta Yorta) and is part of the Briggs/McCrae family. Moorina is a practising artist whose works are inspired by her own experiences as an Aboriginal and Italian woman and within her practice creates artwork that examines contemporary Indigenous histories through the use of installation and video.
Moorina holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from RMIT University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)(Honours) from VCA. Her work has been exhibited within group shows and at various galleries such as Ballarat International Poto Biennale, Sydney Festival, Blak Dot Gallery, c3 Contemporary Art Space, SEVENTH Gallery, Koorie Heritage Trust and Brunswick Street Gallery. Moorina has produced and co-curated art and cultural programs across RMIT University and The University of Melbourne. Moorina is currently working at Next Wave as a Producer-in-Residence. She is also a board member for SEVENTH Gallery and is currently the First Nations Programming Coordinator.
Edwina Green is a proud Trawlwoolway woman and practising multidisciplinary artist, who utilises video, installation, sculpture, painting and textiles. Exploring concepts of culture, religion, Indigenous erasure, and the post-colonial paradigm and its effects on people and place, Edwina creates narratives that engage, provoke and question our place within Australian society and our interaction with human and non-human environments.
Edwina is currently in her final year of her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) from The Unversity of Melbourne, (VCA) Her work has been exhibited throughout galleries such as Blak Dot Gallery, Seventh Gallery, Alliance Francaise de Melbourne, Schoolhouse Studios, George Paton, Collar Works, (New York) and Brunswick Mechanics Institute, and is continuing to be exhibited across Australia and internationally.
Artists: Moorina Bonini & Edwina Green
Supported by – This work was originally created as a part of Dis Rupt, for YIRRAMBOI Festival 2019 and has been artistically adapted for Refuge 2019: Displacement.
Image by – James Henry