Keeping Gate - Sister GlitterNullius | 2021
Juundaal is Bundjalung-Kannakan, living on Dharawal Country, studying Visual Arts at the University of Wollongong. I consider myself a re-emerging artist. As a woman with a disability, learning, determination and creative courage underpin my approach. I hope to make bridges not mirrors… 2019: Extra! Extra! (Lucas Ihlein), AGNSW, Kaldor Projects: Making Art Public, 50th Anniversary, artist-journalist. 2020: My character Sister GlitterNullius of The Sisters of Perpetual Plastix, for Plastic-free Biennale, 22nd Biennale Sydney-NIRIN.2021: The Sisters of Perpetual Plastix for Plastic-free Kandos, Wayout Art Space, Kandos.2021 Group Exhibitions: Herland III-The Body Resilient, Women’s Library; Collection Spotlight- Past Winners, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre; Heal Country!, Liverpool City Library; Illawarra NAIDOC Aboriginal Art Trail. UOW Mentors: Lucas Ihlein, Kim Williams, Lauren McCartney, Jodi Edwards, Yuin-Dharawal, Dharawal.Cementa First Nations Mentors: Jo Albany, Kalkadoon & Cementa Emerging First Nations Curator, Peter Swain, Dabee-Wiradjuri, local artist & didj player, Aleshia Lonsdale, Wiradjuri artist, Teresa Gay, Gomeroi artist.
There are enduring themes of identity and Indigeneity, entangled, complex relationships, failure and fragility between my early and current work. Today these are contextualised within decolonisation frameworks, Indigenous cultural revitalisation, simultaneously responding to environmental crisis. One of my practice goals is to create projects that prioritise collaborative solutions, shared knowledges, social engagement with challenging, complex issues. I hope to contribute to community capacity and strengthened relationships through performances, storytelling short videos and workshops. Character: Sister GlitterNullius is the post-traumatic, personification and representation of the hypocrisy dilemma that is the Anthropocene. A nun, imprisoned by her love-hate relationship with plastix and all things, consumerist, capitalist, catholic and post-colonial. Through humour, irony, and a pinch of sarcasm, GlitterNullius stands with the in-betweeners, the failures and the lost, trying to navigate a greener decolonised path Home. Can someone lend her a map?