Bloodlines

Untitled (detail) by Jessika Spencer

Bloodlines

Jessika Spencer

Generator Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre

Opening: 6pm Friday 12 July 2024

Exhibition: 12 July – 25 August 2024

‘Bloodlines’ was created and intended to represent a visual journal entry. It pays homage to the past, present and future. It explores life as a young blak woman, and demonstrates how that is both heavy and light at the same time. 

Each art piece has an emphasis on decolonization, feminism, matriarchy and at their core, a deep refusal to settle into colonial ways.

About Jessika Spencer

Jessika Spencer is a Wiradjuri woman from the Sandhills of Narrungdera (Narrandera), New South Wales. For over the past decade she has resided on beautiful Ngunnawal/ Ngambri country, where she currently creates her art. Her main focus is both traditional and contemporary weaving. 

Being an Indigenous woman, culture and art go hand in hand. They are intertwined and are an ongoing source of inspiration for her. Through her varied art forms, Jessika explores her cultural identity. 

Jessika is a First Nations weaver, writer and activist.

Instagram: @JessikaTona | @Ngur.ru