Worimi woman, educator, curator, filmmaker, artist, and academic Genevieve Grieves addresses First Nations perspectives on art, gender and feminism.
Originally presented as the opening keynote address for the Know My Name Conference in November 2020, Grieves addresses the role colonialism has played in gendering Australian art and public collections. She argues that the first step towards dismantling damaging ideas and practices that pervade our institutions and society is to understand the impact of colonial representations of gender. For Grieves, while ‘colonialism has attempted to erase and destroy our names. Our art – in all its beauty, dynamism and complexity – is helping to bring our names back into the world.’