Libby Harward
ALREADY OCCUPIED – Quarry Burleigh 2018
Photographic print on Nepalese Lapka paper
Redland Art Gallery Collection. Acquired in 2019 with Redland Art Gallery Acquisition Funds.
Courtesy of the artist.
Photography by Carl Warner.

ALREADY OCCUPIED is an ongoing project by Quandamooka artist Libby Harward, which asserts Aboriginal sovereignty through temporary installations on Country.

Harward uses the everyday visual language of construction/destruction and safety controls – hi-vis, road cones, star pickets – to reveal continuing land exploitation and colonial occupation. Juxtaposing these materials with ochre and mud, and installing them in acts of wayfinding and land marking, Harward recodes these materials into a vocabulary of resistance.