With a steely resolve

With a steely resolve 2019

Steel wool, bull kelp, scratched aluminium
First Draft, Sydney
Images: 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.