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Wiradjuri artist uses art to defend her causes with raving success

Does she know the Revolution is coming? 2017 (Production still) Source: Courtesy of the artist

Wiradjuri conceptual artist Amala Groom uses her art as a vehicle to comment on current issues with raving success. She’s won many awards and her work has been curated by galleries across the world.


 

  • Amala Groom is an award-winning artist and a passionate activist
  • Ms Groom was recently awarded 2020 Wyndham Art Prize and shortlisted for the 2020 NATSIAA awards.
  • The Wiradjuri artist resides in Barthurst

  

Amala Groom’s work is a form of passionate activism. The proud Wiradjuri woman says her work is a social and political commentary on contemporary politics and race relations.

With a background in politics and advocacy, Ms Groom says she uses art as a way to affect social and political change for the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people.

Amala Groom, The Union
Amala Groom: The Union
Courtesy of the artist

 

Amala Groom challenges capitalism and colonialism with her art.

“In my work I try to unpack the ideas and notion about this Western system that was forcibly imposed on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. And then I am making this creative argument that this system isn’t just broken and doesn’t work for us as First People. It actually doesn’t work for anybody.”

Ms Groom won the  2020 Wyndham Art Prize and is a finalist in the 2020 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA).

 

Reframed, Amala Groom
Reframed 2018, Amala Groom
Courtesy of the artist

Due to bio-safety restrictions many exhibitions have been postponed, others have moved online.

 

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