Rosie Kalina, (Online Exhibition) UsOpening: Thursday 12 November Dates: 12 November - 29 November 2020
View the online exhibition here
Us explores the relationship First Nations women & non-binary people have with their bodies, in light of experiencing misogyny.
Our very existence is policed, scrutinised and fetishised.
Racism, fat phobia, and slut shaming have deep impacts on the body and spirit.
Despite this, we have seen many First Nations women utilise platforms as a means of self-expression in a powerful way, coinciding with the rise of social media.
In Us, you will see a reflection of this through a series of self-portraits of these women in all of their beauty, autonomy and sovereignty.
This exhibition is delivered in partnership with Melbourne Fringe as part of the Deadly Fringe program and is supported by Craig Semple.
Rosie Kalina is a visual artist and proud Wemba Wemba and Gunditjmara woman.
Rosie specialises in makeup artistry across fashion, film and television, and editorial. She attracts a large national and international following including her large audience base on Instagram and was selected as one the Top 10 Instagrammers in 2018 by Huffington Post. Her work also includes curating, including Blak to the future at Wominjeka Festival 2018, collaborations in community arts projects, exhibitions & art commissions. Rosie challenges the notion of what it means to be Aboriginal through fierce & de-colonial imagery and by asserting herself as a sovereign woman.