On Aboriginal culture

I wrote this piece for The Guardian Australia about how practising culture is resistance. I was surprised at what a stir it caused - both positive and negative. You can read the full piece here. An excerpt: This is why I view all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artistic and cultural practice as sites of … Continue reading On Aboriginal culture

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The Classroom in TLB

I wrote this one hot and fast and never thought it would be published - so thankful to The Lifted Brow for publishing it! The Classroom by Eugenia Flynn Laughter, anger, annoyance. These are all the different ways I grew out of feeling embarrassed about others’ fear of the unknown. Maybe White Australia can take … Continue reading The Classroom in TLB

Both Sides of the Street exhibition

So I've been working with Kimba Thompson of Blak Dot Gallery on Both Sides of the Street, an exhibition now on at Counihan Gallery in Brunswick. As part of this I have written the essay for the catalogue. Head on down to the exhibition and pick one up: Lastly, as part of the public program … Continue reading Both Sides of the Street exhibition

The Tjanpi Desert Weavers show us that traditional craft is art

Here's a piece from The Conversation that I wrote on the Tjanpi Desert Weavers with my colleague and friend Tiriki Onus:For over a thousand generations Aboriginal people made no distinction between art and craft. Art was, and still is, a way of life and as much about function as it is about beauty and form. … Continue reading The Tjanpi Desert Weavers show us that traditional craft is art

Article on Archie Roach

Here is a piece I was asked to write for The Guardian Australia on Archie Roach in January. It was incredible interviewing him and formulating questions as someone who is a huge consumer of music and who has very definite ideas of the role and relationship of blackfella music/culture to Australian culture. Link to the … Continue reading Article on Archie Roach

In Review: Bindjareb Pinjarra

By Eugenia Flynn A review of Ilbijerri Theatre's latest presentation, The Pinjarra Project and Deckchair Theatre's Bindjareb Pinjarra Bindjareb Pinjarra is a comedy that crosses cultural divides to bring humour and mirth to an otherwise shameful part of Australian history, written in the history books as the Battle of Pinjarra. The show provides a history lesson, turning … Continue reading In Review: Bindjareb Pinjarra