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Kait James
‘Dirty Laundry’
16 Sep.–15 Oct.

Kait James (1977) is a proud Wadawurrung woman and award-winning contemporary artist based in Melbourne.

For ‘Dirty Laundry’, the artists’ first project with Neon Parc, James explores questions relating to identity, perception and our knowledge of Australia’s Indigenous communities. Seen together as a a suite of ten medium format hand stitched embroideries, the exhibtion focuses on Aboriginal Calendar Tea Towels from the 70’s and 80’s that generalise and stereotype Indigenous culture, and subverts them with familiar pop-cultural references, Indigenous issues relevant to that era as well as the present day, to reflect her contemporary perspective.

Through her work, James personally reflects on her Indigenous heritage as well as addresses the way non-Indigenous western culture has dominated Australia’s history and how Australia and the world perceives First Nations’ People.

Installation view, Kait James, 'Dirty Laundry', Neon Parc City, 2022.
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