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TextaQueen

Poster series: Poster child – A series of artworks to be made into a poster series contextualising the experiences of marginalised diverse artists in contemporary Australia

TextaQueen's project used the Library's archives of political posters to inspire a poster series addressing contemporary experiences of culturally diverse and otherwise marginalised artists showing in broader public, commercial and institutional contexts.

During the research process, TextaQueen interviewed artists whose work deals with issues of race, gender, sexuality, class and/or ability related to their own lived experiences.

TextaQueen is an artist who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Western Australia. Her visual arts practice utilises felt-tip markers and her work often examines influences of ethno-cultural and colonial legacies related to her existence as an Australian-born-Indian on others' ancestral lands.

TextaQueen's work has been showcased at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; de Young Museum, San Francisco; Western Exhibitions, Chicago; Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York; and in collections such as NGV, National Portrait Gallery of Australia and Heide Museum of Modern Art. A nationally touring survey show of TextaQueen's work debuted at Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery in February 2017.