VCA ART 2021

Ashley Perry

Master of Fine Art

I am an interdisciplinary Goenpul artist from Quandamooka country.

My recent works come from research into Quandamooka cultural practices, focusing on material culture held in museums, universities and private collections. This research is used to produce works that uncover and question the discrepancies embedded in these archives. Drawn from several sources, from first-hand accounts to historical documents, these varied and often differing accounts are interrogated, compared and used to produce the works. The works question the certainty of these histories and offer alternative speculative potential. I am Interested in decolonising theories as a way of understanding materials, histories and artistic practice, and examining knowledge structures and methods around collections.

Ashley J Perry, Installation Shot, 2019 - 2021. Documentation by ALEC.
Ashley Perry, Reconnaissance Object disguised as Country Observes, Epoxy resin, pigment, steel, brass, bronze, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, Raspberry Pi Camera Board, wax, digital print on paper, acrylic and galvanized steel, 2019. Documentation by ALEC.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campus is situated, the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung people of the Kulin Nations, who have created art, made music and told their stories here for thousands of generations. We also acknowledge and extend our respect to the Traditional Owners of all lands on which our work is viewed, shared and enjoyed, and to all Elders, past, present and emerging.

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