• “White Apron—Black Hands”

    University of Melbourne Museum of Art

    “White Apron—Black Hands” was comprised of the work of three Aboriginal women (Lel Black and Jackie Huggins, both writers, and Leah King-Smith, a photographer). It juxtaposed oral histories with archival photographs to chart the use of Aboriginal women as forced domestic labor for white families in Queensland earlier in the century. The exhibition was effectively divided into two separate installations, but this division was blurred through the use of repetition, refraining, and photographic manipulation.

    The first installation was a scrupulous documentation of the lives of the Aboriginal women

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