Georgia MacGuire

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I am a Wurundjeri woman from southeastern Australia. Having grown up in Canberra (the political capital of Australia) in the 1980s, I developed a strong interest in art, politics and human rights. This interest led to a 15-year career in the community sector, where I travelled Australia to work with women, young people, children and families. In 2000, I moved south to rekindle a sense of belonging to the places my mother and grandmother had been raised and lived. In reconnecting with my family’s origins, I decided to redirect my humanitarian passion into a full-time art practice. I have since relocated to a rural environment in the Central Goldfields, in country Victoria. Where I live with my partner and two very silly little dogs. I have been selected for various awards and scholarships, and I am a recent recipient of the CAL Victorian Indigenous Art Award for three-dimensional works as well as the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards “People’s Choice prize”. My goals as an artist are to explore and challenge notions of race, gender, otherness, and intersectionality with an emphasis on the body, the abject and the sacred. My hope is to develop a new visual language through my work by exploring ideas of cross- pollinating and examining Indigenous epistemologies and continental philosophies. My aim is to reveal new understandings of the importance of flesh and the spiritual to the empowerment of Indigenous women. I want to contribute to a new feminist language that is inclusive of Indigenous cultures – where sexual difference is recognised and valued, where spirituality, ritual and environmental connections are prioritized.

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