Charlotte Allingham, <i>Self</i> (detail), 2020, digital illustration.
Charlotte Allingham, <i>Crow</i> (detail), 2021, digital illustration.
Charlotte Allingham, <i>Always Was</i> (detail), 2021, digital illustration.
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We Thrive: Charlotte Allingham

27 April 2021 - 1 August 2021

Curator:

Artist(s): Charlotte Allingham

Location: Billboard Project

Charlotte Allingham is a 27-year-old Wiradjuri, Ngiyampaa woman from New South Wales, with family ties to Condobolin and Ivanhoe. Currently living and working in Naarm/Melbourne, her work demonstrates the strength and resilience of First Nations People, and encompasses a range of artistic mediums including illustration, zine-making and comics. Her artworks are deeply reflective, celebrating community love, queerness and body positivity, whilst weaving together cultural and personal symbolism with a focus on Blak strength, self-determination and truth-telling. Her images have been upheld at Indigenous Rights rallies, and carry a strong political commentary that addresses centuries of genocide, persecution and silencing of First Nations People. Charlotte’s practice is a mode of protest within itself—her work urges us to consider the broader impacts of colonisation and how one can activate change.


Charlotte Allingham’s work will be presented via the Billboard Project, across three public locations in Moonee Valley:


Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Road, Aberfeldie 3040
Wallis Mall, 457 Keilor Rd, Niddrie 3042
Muse Hair, 342A Keilor Rd, Niddrie 3042