Join Jahkarli Romanis in conversation with co-curator Eden Fiske in the gallery for an artist talk alongside their work currently showing in Into the Everywhen.
Learn about the curatorial concept of the 'everywhen' in relation to Jahkarli's works, and her practice exploring digital mapping.
Jahkarli Romanis is a proud Pitta Pitta woman, artist, researcher, and curator based on Kulin Land (Melbourne). After completing her Honours degree in Photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2020, she commenced a PhD at Monash University in 2021 through the Wominjeka Djeembana Research Lab. Her work is inextricably intertwined with her identity as a Pitta Pitta woman. She explores the complexities of her lived experience and the continuing negative impacts of colonisation in Australia.
Eden Fiske is a curator, writer and painter. His practices are driven by a continued exploration into alternative histories and the fact of Aboriginal sovereignty in Country, creativity and the self. In an attempt to pull apart the narrative of Australian art histories, he displays the complexity of physical and spiritual identities and connection to place. This is informed partially by exploring his own mixed Aboriginal and settler heritage. Eden seeks to address the ways in which language, gesture, aesthetics and memory coalesce inter-culturally between Aboriginal/ settler histories in art and in oneself to create a holistic image of something/someone tactile. Eden is one half of creative business Alchemy Orange with Shahn Stewart.