Showcase

‘Showcase’ will profile the creativity, skill and talent of artists and arts organisations in Western Australia through media, social media platforms and outdoor screens across the city.

‘Juukan Tears’ by Melissa Cameron at the John Curtin Gallery as part of IOTA21; Bentley; September 2021. Photo by Melissa Cameron.
Photo: ‘Juukan Tears’ by Melissa Cameron at the John Curtin Gallery as part of IOTA21; Bentley; September 2021. Photo by Melissa Cameron.

Her work, displayed at John Curtin Gallery as part of the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial, consists of two powerful steel wall hangings created from a demolished shed. 

The depiction of the Rio Tinto headquarters in one and a chain link of tears in the other also conceal a coded message that reads “46,000 year old Juukan shelters destroyed for iron ore”. 

Visit the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial website.

Grant: Arts U-15k

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