The Violence of Denial Public Talks


  • Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall 521 Queensberry Street North Melbourne, VIC Australia
Colonising histories surround us: they are evident in the names of streets, the statues of people that represent our past and the memorials where we are encouraged to remember. These memorial landscapes largely represent white, male narratives and are focussed on supporting the act and continuation of conquest.

The Violence of Denial is a creative collaboration and exhibition by Aboriginal women – facilitated by Worimi artist, filmmaker and storyteller Genevieve Grieves (lament) – who come together to intervene in colonising narratives and landscapes. Together, they resist, reframe and undermine these representations, shifting local and national narratives of belonging and place. Their existing and new screen-based interventions interrogate histories, transforming the present, past and the future.