Already Occupied is an ongoing art project by Quandamooka artist Libby Harward which asserts Aboriginal sovereignty through temporary installations on Country. Using hi-vis and everyday traffic signage, Harward employs humour, language and materiality to spark conversations about Country and her connection to it.
This exhibition brings together Harward’s new site-specific makings, sound and documentation of ephemeral earth installations. Exploring the relationship between exploited land and the material from which colonialism is constructed she turns tools of occupation into a vocabulary of resistance.
This project has been assisted by the Australia Council for the Arts, and The Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gold Coast
An exhibition held in conjunction with NAIDOC Week 2019 and Quandamooka Festival.
SUNDAY 30 JUNE –
SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2019
6.30pm Friday 28 June 2019
Panel Talk and Morning Tea:
10am Sunday 18 August 2019
Image: Libby Harward, Already Occupied series – Burial 2018, still image. Courtesy of the artist. Still from drone footage by Micah Ruedin.