Four Women (I do belong)
- Lismore Regional Gallery
- Thursday 10:00am – 7:00pm
- Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
- Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
- Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
In 1963 in the southern USA, four young Black girls were killed when the church they were in was firebombed – some say Nina Simone wrote Four Women for the four women they may have become. Thirty years on we are now in the ‘fourth phase’ of feminism and with dramatic changes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, with the Mabo decision reversing the idea of terra nullius; how far have we travelled?
Four Women (I do belong) is curated by Djon Mundine and is inspired by the 1966 Nina Simone song Four Women, which speaks of the perception of Blak women and their inherent pain and strength. Blak women – all women – are of differing personalities, ages, experiences and roles, and remain resilient, creative, and vocal.
Featuring: Karla Dickens, Fiona Foley, Romaine Moreton (collaborating with Lou Bennett), Teena McCarthy, Wart, Therese Ritchie (in collaboration with Jacky Green and Seán Kerins), Nasim Nasr, and Carolyn Strachan (in collaboration with Alessandro Cavadini and the Borroloola Aboriginal Community).