D Harding

Born 1982, Moranbah, Queensland. Lives and works Brisbane, Queensland. Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal peoples.

D Harding identifies as a descendant of the Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal peoples of central Queensland and their work is informed by this heritage, in terms of both an oral history tradition and the artistic techniques they have inherited. Stencilling, for example, forms a core part of their practice in allowing them to perform the same techniques undertaken by their ancestors. Harding’s multi-layered practice gives visual expression to the complex and often painful hidden histories of violence and discrimination enacted against Aboriginal communities. Their work also addresses the wider legacies of colonialism and globalisation.

Image:  bright eyed little dormitory girls, 2013. 5 parts: bag 1: 30 x 22 x 3cm; bag 2: 33 x 21 x 3 cm; bag 3: 31 x 22 x3 cm; bag 4: 32 x 20 x 3cm; bag 5: 34 x 21 x 3cm

 

Medium: hessian, mohair wool