Real Blak Tingz responds to the 50th anniversary of the 1987 Referendum by activating the Koorie Heritage Trust gallery with an elixir of portraiture, projection and sculpture.
The work is manifested through art as resistance and anchored by memory, celebration, critique of power and decolonial imaginings.
Real Blak Tingz (Gabi Briggs x Arika Waulu) is a collective that aims to destabilise the patriarchal society and its perpetual power structure that exists illegally on the land mass of so-called Australia. They aim to destabilise it by reinstating a decolonial, powerful Sovereign Blak Matriarchy that resists the oppression that the colonial patriarchy imposes upon us, our Blak bodies and our kin. We do so by intervening within public spaces and in the gallery through the act of curating and working with projection, video, photography, performance, fore-mostly as storytellers, then as artists.