Moonee Valley City Council

These Arms Hold

Exhibition curated by Maya Hodge showing at Incinerator Gallery

First Nations

Event Details


First Nations

Event Starts

Jul 6, 2024 11:00

Event Ends

Sep 8, 2024 16:00


Incinerator Gallery


180 Holmes Road, Aberfeldie VIC, Australia

These Arms Hold

6 July 2024 – 8 September 2024

Curator: Maya Hodge

Artist(s): Gabi Briggs, Indianna Hunt, Moorina Bonini, and Tarryn Love.

Location: Main Gallery

“Aboriginal women have been at the vanguard of an outlaw culture, which consists of empowering practices that have been created in response to the ongoing denial of the law’s protection.” — Professor Nicole Watson 

This exhibition shines a light on how Aboriginal women have always been resistance fighters, from the Frontier Wars to now, whose histories have been erased through colonial violence. The exhibition will traverse contemporary and traditional ways of representing and embodying women’s weaponry and resistance from the south-east of so-called Australia. Through workshops and conversations, artists Gabi Briggs, Indianna Hunt, Moorina Bonini, and Tarryn Love will come together to honour their sovereignty, strength and bloodlines as Aboriginal women through a collaborative installation. These Arms Hold emphasises that Aboriginal women have always fought for their Country, waterways, kin, children, and themselves. 


Public Program

Yarning Circle
Saturday, 24 August, 2pm
Free — tickets required

Join the artists and curator of These Arms Hold for a yarning circle, as they share their insights into the process of creating these new commissioned artworks, reflections on their practices, and how they see their weaponry and resistance as Aboriginal women.

The yarning circle will commence with a Smoking Ceremony.

There will also be showing of Blakground Production‘s video that accompanies the exhibition installation.

This project is supported in partnership with Blak Dot Gallery. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.


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