Announcing: Radical Hospitality — Platforming Community 1

You’re invited to a night of connection, food, conversation, and music in a collaboration between Next Wave x Platform Arts.

Producer in Residence Tarryn Love is hosting Radical Hospitality: Platforming Community on Wadawurrung Country (Geelong) at Platform Arts, on Fri Oct 21, 6pm – 9pm. Everyone is welcome.

The night will include a Welcome to Country by Wadawurrung Traditional Owner Nikki McKenzie, panel discussion, delicious food to share and music!

Come along to hear from an all First Nation panel for a yarn about what it means to Platform for Community.

Panel Members:
Jahkarli Romanis
Jahkarli Romanis is a proud Pitta Pitta woman, artist, researcher and curator based on Kulin Land. After completing an Honours in Photography degree at RMIT in 2020, she has commenced a PhD at Monash in 2021 through the Wominjeka Djeembana Research Lab. Her work is inextricably intertwined with her identity as a Pitta Pitta woman and explores the complexities of her lived experience and the continuing negative impacts of colonisation in Australia.

Jahkarli’s practice aims to subvert and disrupt colonial ways of thinking and image making. She utilises her research and artwork as tools for investigating biases encoded within imaging technologies. Through practice-led research, her PhD research examines how large corporations like Google Earth image place and how Indigenous Knowledges of place are not incorporated into such mapping technologies.

Norm Jurrawaa Stanley
Norm is a proud father of 5 Children whom all were born and live on Wadawurrung Country.

He is an Artist, musician and Cultural educator with over 30 years experience in education and the Arts.

He works across various mediums including Music, Art, Craft and Writing & believes we should never limit or restrict ourselves in our creativeness.

Norm carves, paints & shares stories all throughout their work, sourcing natural resources for many of his works including Ochre and Bark. He also works with Acrylic and canvas, many times combining all their artforms into one.

Lowell Hunter the Salty One
Lowell Hunter AKA Salty One is a saltwater man. He creates sand art and uses drone photography to capture the scale of his works within breathtaking landscapes. It all started as a way to get out on the beach and connect with culture, Country and sea.

Lowell is a Nyul Nyul man from the Kimberleys in Western Australia, he Grew up on Gunditjmara Country in Warrnambool and now lives on Waddawurrung Country, Geelong. Each place has kept him connected to the ocean.

He creates sand artwork using just his feet. Lowell carves stories into the sand using the same foot movements he was taught through dance, movements his people have practised for countless generations.

The artworks tell stories of family, identity and connection. Lowell was taught Aboriginal dance from the age of 10 and has performed in South Africa, China, New Zealand and most recently in New York at the New York Fashion Week where his sand art was also a part of a unique collection of dresses that featured in the Flying Solo runway event in New York.

Since starting 2.5 years ago, Lowell has quickly grown in popularity and demand with his unique style of art and storytelling. Lowell has been commissioned for a number of significant projects including a Visit Vic tourism campaign for the Great Ocean Road, Shepparton White Night projection festival and now working with the GPT group to develop culturally creative and immersive spaces for their Space Co. shared office spaces across Australia.

He has also featured in several group art exhibitions over the past 2 years and is about to open his own Art Gallery in Geelong on Waddawurrung Country.

In July this year Lowell was also awarded the 2022 National NAIDOC Creative Talent Award. This is great recognition for the hard work, dedication and passion he has for his art and culture.
Food will be provided by dal Catering a community based not-for-profit organisation committed to the provision of training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The night will be captured by Marley Holloway-Clarke a Njamal photographer, art programmer and writer.

All ticket sales will be donated to Blak Pearl. A creative studio in Fitzroy that aims to provide a culturally safe place for local First Nation people to gather and connect, develop and expand on artistic skills, and showcase the artistic outcomes of a talented and underrepresented community.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.
Please note Platform Arts is a dry venue. Limited capacity.

Fri 21 Oct

6pm – 9pm
Platform Arts
Mob free entry.
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The Producer in Residence and Creative Leadership programs are generously supported by VicHealth through their Future Healthy initiatives, created to amplify the voices and ideas of young Victorians to dream, build and connect in arts and cultural experiences and transform issues that are important into arts and cultural experiences for/by young people.

Next Wave started as a gathering for young people in 1984, and the story comes full circle in 2022.

  1. Image by Leiko Lopez. ‘Still Here, Now’ closing night at Platform Arts. 2022.