Site Number: Site 25
Site Location: Tarlo & Graham, 202 Gertrude St
Artwork Title: Young Blood
Inspired by veteran Pemulwey whose head was ordered by the king of England, imagery in ‘young blood’ reflects the ongoing tragedies lived out today and those lost through the history of genocide.
Arika Waulu is an emerging visual artist who works with video, moving and still images that are predominately displayed as projection installations.
Arika is a Gunnai and Gunditjmara woman born in South Melbourne, Australia and her work has been prolifically exhibited in the 2009, 11’, and 12’ Gertrude Street Projection Festival.
Arika held her first solo exhibition in 2006 called “Internal Ash” in Melbourne’s City Library and in November 2013 exhibited her second solo called “In Parts” at Little Woods Gallery, Collingwood.
The recurring theme of Arika’s work hopes to inspire self-discovery and thought provoke those who dare to investigate the deeper history of Australia, in particular the relationships between Aboriginal People and Museums, the psychological effects of colonization, and repatriation of ancestral remains.
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