Arika Waulu – Killerz
Site Number: 30
Site Location: Tarlo and Graham, 202 Gertrude St.
Artwork Title: Killerz
Artists: Arika Waulu
Killerz looks at highlighting the heaviest and most under estimated issue for Aboriginal people in this country of colonialism, the dramatic scenes of an Aboriginal massacre is reflected in the ongoing epical rally’s seen in the city of Kulin and across the world. As thousands rally with the black, yellow, red many more sit in complacentcy blinded by bogan blindfolds and butchers aprons.
A Gunai and Gunditjmara woman born in Wurundjeri country, Arika Waulu is an emerging visual artist who works with video, moving and still images that are predominately displayed as projection installations. Arika’s work has been exhibited in the Gertrude Street Projection Festival since 2009.
Arika is currently exhibiting as part of Both Sides of the Street at Counihan Gallery in Brunswick and presenting her solo exhibition Young Blood at Footscray Community Art Centre as part of NAIDOC week 2015. 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 colonisation, and repatriation of ancestral remains.