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Weser Clinton Naina (Ku Ku, Meriam, Arubian), WASTELAND

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bleach on cotton, 2023

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“WASTELAND”

What was once sacred land known as Country teaming with life is now,

Stolen Land

Crowned And

Sold Leased And

Cleared

Mined And

Blasted

Bombed

Striped

Pillaged

Fenced Off

Unknown And

Hidden From View

Poisoned

And Left Behind

Degraded

Barren

Overgrown

Uninhabited

Polluted

And Looted Land

Left empty

Deteriorating

Vacant And Contaminated

Remnant Of Our Mother Earth

A Disregarded Leftover Of

Imperialism, Colonialism And Capitalism

Lays Before Us

Now Better Known As

Wasteland.

 

Weser Clinton Naina, 2023

 

Artist Bio:

I was born in Melbourne Victoria on 18th December 1971. My Mother was from the Torres Strait Islands. I have spent most of my life in Melbourne living and working as a visual artist. I graduated from Northern Metropolitan College of TAFE in 1991 with an Advanced Certificate of the Arts. I graduated from The Victoria College of the Arts/University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, graduating as the First Indigenous graduate in the school of Fine Arts/ Painting.

In 2001-2003 graduating from the University of New South Wales, Sydney with a Masters of Fine Arts (Research). I have also exhibited and performed nationally and internationally. As an abstract painter, I use domestic materials as my mediums, such as Heritage coloured house paint, bitumen paint and domestic household bleach (White King). I also use references from the dominant culture and it’s images that symbolize language, religion, land, Country, targeted, crown and the colonization of the dispossessed.