With a steely resolve
with a steely resolve
Steel wool, bull kelp, river reed
Image: Zan Wimberley
In this work with a steely resolve 2019, shown at Firstdraft in Sydney, Mandy Quadrio continues her commitment to bring forward accuracies of historical and contemporary palawa lived experiences. The steel wool metaphorically refers to the ‘scrubbing out’ and attempted annihilation of her people and her history. Bull kelp objects are inserted into the work as an act of resistance and as a describer of her ongoing cultural practices.