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Fresh Milk BARBADOS Residency 21.06.16 by Torika Bolatagici

"...During my weekend downtime, I continue to explore the island, and after a week of thinking about race, plantations, slavery and identity – the politics of space, visibility and invisibility are becoming more evident. The contrast between the chattels and fenced resorts remind me of the village/resort dichotomy of the Pacific. And as I look at the imported flora of the island, I’m thinking about what it means to explant botanical matter and what it means for a space to be ex-plantation..." Read my full blog post on the Fresh Milk Website.

Australia Council Grant: Development Grants Individuals and Groups by Torika Bolatagici

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I'm thrilled to announce that I have been awarded an Australia Council grant for my forthcoming residency in Barbados. During the month of June, I will be artist-in-residence at Fresh Milk Barbados. I will be undertaking research in the Colleen Lewis Reading Room; making new work; doing artist talks and connecting with local contemporary Bajan artists. 

"The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. is a Caribbean non-profit, artist-led, inter-disciplinary organization that supports creatives and promotes wise social, economic, and environmental stewardship through creative engagement with society and by cultivating excellence in the arts."

A huge thank you to the Australia Council for the Arts for making this incredible opportunity possible!

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. 

Image source: https://freshmilkbarbados.com/about/

Image source: https://freshmilkbarbados.com/about/

Image source: https://freshmilkbarbados.com/about/

Image source: https://freshmilkbarbados.com/about/