The pace really started to intensify last week and I started to feel the pressure of being half way through the residency as I juggled writing, presentation preparation meetings with artists and other appointments around the island.. I am really feeling like I will be leaving with unfinished business… read the full blog on the Fresh Milk website.
"...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.
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!