12th-14th July 2019 || West Village Commons, Boundary St, West End

Image Credit: Dave Kan

Image Credit: Dave Kan

Image Credit: Dave Kan

Image Credit: Dave Kan

Backyard Reckoning is an invitation to contemplate deeply - perhaps for the first time perhaps for the hundredth – your personal relationship to originary and ongoing colonisation. This work is an audio experience that will invite you to sit patiently with your feelings, your understandings, your misapprehensions, your confusion, your prejudice, or resistance – and feel. It is an invitation to consider the colonising process as serious and ongoing. It is an invitation to take colonisation personally. Put on a pair of headphones, get settled, and let Backyard Reckoning take you on a thoughtful, at times playful, at times sorrowful exploration of ideas surrounding place, identity, and colonial history.


Artist Bio

Sally Molloy is an artist based in Brisbane, Queensland. Her practice is concerned with interrogating her relationship to place and critiquing the colonial legacy that shaped/s her white suburban social reality. Orbiting around conceptual terrains of whiteness studies, notions of the (never quite post) colonial, and the problematical Australian landscape tradition; her work is often awkwardly humorous and fused with an uneasy reverence. Sally works across disciplines such as painting, video, sculpture, composition, needlework, collage, and poetry, often questioning the implied hierarchy of media with her naïve aesthetic and enthusiasm for play. Sally is a current PhD candidate at the Queensland College of Art where she is exploring her relationship to the stolen Indigenous lands she inhabits, and loves.

Program Presenter:

This project was is as a part of Brisbane City Council's Temporary Art Program 2019, produced by Metro Arts and people+artist+place. 

Executive Producers: 

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Metro Arts is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Environment and Science. Metro Arts is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council. 


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