6.00pm to 6.30pm. Zoom only.
Bibi Barba was born in Roma and raised in Liverpool, Sydney, Australia and is a well know artist from the Durumal/ Birri Gubi tribe in North Queensland.
Inspired by her Grandmothers storytelling of her life and love of the land, Bibi's artwork has developed a sense of vivid combining of traditional indigenous design with contemporary style and innovative colour combinations. Speaking fondly about her childhood Bibi says, "Every Sunday night, we'd go to Nan's for dinner and she would tell us stories. I know they were stories passed down to her. She would say to me, 'You have to go back home” - Go home and get the feeling for your country. “Feel it - Paint it' Bibi “.
Bibi is very passionate advocate for Justice and Human Rights for Australian Indigenous Peoples. Alongside her arts practice, Bibi is studying Law at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) where she aspires to empower and educate on national and international platforms about the rights for Australian Indigenous artists and the invaluable wealth of their traditional knowledge.
Working as a professional artist for decades and work with ’the Artists in The Black´ national coordinator for Arts Law of Australia has exposed Bibi to the constant misuse of cultural protocols and misappropriations of Australian Indigenous Culture and practices. Her aim is to push for better legal protection against the severe misuse and exploitation of Australian Indigenous people’s ancient traditions, whilst sharing her own cultural and expressions knowledge through her artwork.
12 noon on 27th September. Bookings Essential.
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