Get to know the 2021 UTS Artist in Residence Amala Groom in this lunchtime talk as she introduces her art practice. UTS staff and students are invited to join this session and learn more about Amala's residency project.
Amala is working with Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt [Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research], Dr Andrew Burrell [Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building] and the UTS Law Faculty on a historical inquiry into the origins and implications of western legal, political and social authority as a comparative analysis with Aboriginal systems of lore, governance and collectivity.
Amala Groom is a Wiradyuri conceptual artist whose practice, as the performance of her cultural sovereignty, is informed and driven by First Nations epistemologies, ontologies and methodologies. Articulated across diverse media, Groom’s work often subverts and unsettles western iconographies to enunciate Aboriginal stories, experiences and histories, and to interrogate and undermine the legacy of colonialism. Informed by extensive archival, legislative and first-person research, Groom’s work is socially engaged, speaking truth to take a stand against hypocrisy, prejudice, violence and injustice.