Arika Waulu Onus
I am a koolyn language holder of the Djap Wurrung, Peek Wurrung, Dhauwurd Wurrung of so-called western districts, victoria.
I have been a community activator for the past 15 years, organising with the Black GST for 8 years and 7 years with Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance. I utilise a decolonial lens to creatively produce events and curate exhibitions that are grassroots focused, such as Landback Fest Atherton Gardens Fitzroy 2021, ‘We Are Our Grandmothers – Bloodties’ presented at Schoolhouse Studios 2019, ‘Because of her we can’ presented at Melbourne Museum 2018, ‘The Blak Matriarchy’ presented at Koorie Heritage Trust Federation Square 2017, and ‘Unnaturalized’ presented at Signal, as part of YIRRAMBOI 2017. I am currently working on my Landback initiative Wuurn Of Kanak and studying filmmaking and photography at LCI Art and Design Academy.