A conversation concerning Country, suburban expansion, belonging, and the intersections between cultural, personal and environmental justice.
Join post-conceptual artist Steven Rhall and designer and researcher Jack Mitchell in this exploration of Country and the home, in the context of commercial development, extraction and rapid suburbanisation in Wyndham and beyond.
This event is free but registration is essential. Please see below for the full event details and to register your attendance.
Jack Mitchell is a Perth-born, Melbourne-based designer, artist and researcher with Whadjuk/Balladong Noongar heritage. A graduate of Curtin University, Mitchell's work dwells at the intersection of art and architecture, creating place-based multimedia explorations that explore connection to place and promote custodial relationships with the environment. He is the co-founder of Resistance Transmission, an arts and research organisation that explores the intersection of nature and culture, and creates site-specific audio visual responses focused on storytelling as a means to engage our innate custodial tendencies. Mitchell was awarded the Creators Fund from Creative Victoria to pursue his project Blak, White and Bluespace, which investigates Indigenous cultural relationships to water and how the built environment can benefit from understanding these relationships. He has also worked as an architectural assistant and Indigenous architectural advisor for Jackson Clements Burrows Architects since August 2019 as part of their Indigenous Advisory Architecture and Design team.
Steven Rhall is a post-conceptual artist operating from a First Nation, white-passing, genderqueer positionality. Rhall's interdisciplinary practice responds to the intersectionality of First Nation art practice and the Western art canon. He interrogates modes of representation, classification and hierarchy using installation, performance, process lead methodologies, 'curatorial' projects, sculpture, and via public and private interventions. Rhall exhibits internationally, lectures at the Victorian College of the Arts, is a PhD candidate at Monash University on Birrarung-ga land (Melbourne, Australia).