Blak Enough? (2019)

As a fair skinned Koori woman, I am constantly justifying myself to white people as to why my greatest sympathies lie with my First Nations kin. My mother is white, and my father is half white – possibly more / probably less; so why would I align myself and my children with a people who have been trodden on, had their culture trampled, their land stolen and our lives ripped apart….because I am black enough and it is through black people (even those who are merely brown on the inside), that have a duty to change the future for Aboriginal people.

Both a journey of self-reflection and self-actualization, Konstantina bravely faces her biggest critic (herself) and such heavy subject matter in the only way she knows how…. With bold, bright, fabulous colour backed on black.

Konstantina’s contemporary practice of dot painting, whilst maintaining haunting negative black space on large format canvas panels will be stunning and large!

A total of 10 large format works (1010 x 1550mm) will depict a provocative & politically playful narrative with works such as ‘Tides are Turning’, ‘Sovereignty’ and ‘Country’ all included.

Konstantina is known for her ability to work glorious colour into everything she paints and illustrates; and this exhibition, on home turf (but not on country*) will be no different.

* Kate is of Gadigal descent and not from the Bundjalung nation. The artist has sought permission to exhibit on Arakwal Country which has been previously granted.

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