Colonisation Exhibition

When 8 Jul, 2022 6:00pm — 21 Aug, 2022 4:00pm Where Belconnen Arts Centre, Emu Bank, Belconnen Website belcoarts.com.au/colonisation/
The purpose of this exhibition is to challenge dominant socio-culture taboos by breaking silences shrouding what is not spoken, what is hidden out of fear or discomfort. I intend to break the silence around Colonisation by documenting my Cancer Journey, both taboos people shy away from talking about. And by doing so I aim to start conversations about both, because conversation reveals, demystifies and heals, as does the Land, our Mother.

During my treatment and recovery my daily mental mantra was “No squatters on this country! I won’t have it!” This was quietly and emphatically reinforced by the voice of my Grandmother’s Law, trust the Ancestors to hold you and your Land to take care of you. Underscoring those were the deeply-appreciated words of a wise oncology nurse when I first started chemo – “Remember, no side effect is compulsory” (Oncology nurse, CRCC, 2013).
For more information about this event, call 0261733300 or visit belcoarts.com.au/colonisation/

How to get there

118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia