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October 20, 2021
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15—31 October 2021

  • 'Days of our Lives (Simone's story)', Natalie Harkin + Unbound Collective. Credit: Jessica Wallace
  • This article was produced in collaboration with Vitalstatistix.

she lingers in archives / her trace is my memory / we labour dig sweat blister imagine / know them more intimately / so much work to be done to clean up this colonial mess.

APRON-SORROW / SOVEREIGN-TEA is an installation evoking an embodied reckoning with Aboriginal women’s domestic labour and servitude, premiering at the Waterside Workers Hall.


15—31 October
Waterside Workers Hall
11 Nile Street, Port Adelaide 5015
Thu—Fri: 2pm ’til 7pm
Sat—Sun: 11am ’til 4pm
FREE – more info

The work explores the complexity of women’s experiences and survival strategies; intergenerational stories that span loss, love, sorrow, solidarity, resistance and refusal.

Narungga artist, poet and academic Dr Natalie Harkin is drawing from both oral history and the State’s official record to engage with and creatively transform the colonial archive, contributing new understandings to Aboriginal women’s labour histories in South Australia.

APRON-SORROW / SOVEREIGN-TEA is the culmination of this significant process of trace and return through shadows, spectres and paper trails.

For more informatin on the exhibition, see the event page.

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