‘As a fair-skinned Koori woman, I am constantly justifying myself to white people as to why my greatest sympathies lie with my First Nations kin. My mother is white, and my father is half white – possibly more / probably less; so why would I align myself and my children with a people who have been trodden on, had their culture trampled, their land stolen, and lives ripped apart?….because I am Blak Enough and it is through Blak people (even those who are merely brown on the inside), that we have a duty to change the future for Aboriginal people.’ Both a journey of self-reflection and self-actualisation, Konstantina acknowledges such heavy subject matter in the only way she knows, with bold, bright, fabulous colour backed on black.
Kate Constantine’s exhibition, Blak Enough, will be at Ninbella Gallery from 13 November until 4 December 2019.
Poetry to your ears… Lemn Sissay is back in town!
Back by popular demand, Byron Writers Festival is bringing 2018 Festival favourite Lemn Sissay to Byron Bay with his memoir and poetry performance My Name is Why.
Infused with all the lyricism and power you would expect from one of the UK’s best-loved poets, this moving, frank and timely memoir is the result of a life spent asking questions, and a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity.
The event will include a performance by Lemn, followed by an in conversation with vice-chancellor of Southern Cross University, Adam Shoemaker.
6pm, Saturday at Elements of Byron Resort. Tickets from $30 through byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on or call 6685 5115.
Study, exhibit, or reside with Byron School of Art in 2020
BSA is currently accepting applications for three exciting programs on their 2020 calendar.
They are calling for proposals from artists and curators working in a range of disciplines for the 2020 Project Space exhibition program.
Applications to study in 2020 year-long Visual Arts courses close 30 November, as well as for their 2020 Ralph Woodford Artist Residency program.
Details and application forms at www.byronschoolofart.com