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Katie West

Katie West completed a Bachelor of Art (Visual Art) in 2009 at Edith Cowan University, and then went on to complete a second degree in Sociology at Murdoch University in 2013.

West’s work is defined by a journey to reconnect with her heritage and the task of building her own sense of Aboriginality. It is about finding pieces dismantled by past government policies and the ongoing impacts of colonisation. This is coupled with an interest in the mechanisms that create social change, and a desire to challenge the myths revolving around Australia’s national identity.

  1. Bricoleur 1 Installation

  2. Bricoleur1 Installation Detail1

  3. SelfPortrait1 Digital Print Variable