Wednesday 10 June 2020

All Living Under One Sun

Below are links to a couple of articles on Medium that really pushed my whitey buttons...

Performative Allyship is Deadly

by Holiday Phillips

I recommend to follow her on Instagram too, the link is with Medium article.

This next item is written by the amazing Ijeoma Oluo, author of "So You Want to Talk About Racism". Worth noting that this item was published in 2017 and isn't one iota less relevant.

Welcome To The Anti-Racism Movement — Here’s What You’ve Missed

And because I hope I'm more articulate with pictures than words, this is a mixed media work from 2012. Called "All Living Under One Sun". Those words are on the canvas to the right of the figure but too small to read in these images. It had been intended to go into my exhibition at Muswellbrook Gallery in 2013 but was sold in advance so I've never shown it on this blog before. I think the dimensions were around 46x 58cm.

"All Living Under One Sun" mixed media, Pearl Red Moon 2012

Monday 8 June 2020

Good books and articles to read

Current reading list up to June 8, 2020

Cathy Park Hong  

Ibram X Kendi  last year I also read his first book “Stamped From the Beginning”

Ruby Hamad 

Matt Taibbi

Anne Applebaum  

Resist the Urge to Simplify the Story (June 4, 2020) article from Atlantic magazine

Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Case for Reparations (2014)  article from Atlantic magazine