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Black Wattle: this mob


Commissioned by Arts House for Refuge 2021.

Black Wattle is a keeping place: a collection of poetry, photography, collage and illustration developed by this mob arts collective over the last 12 months. 

Published by Incendium Radical Library, this mob invites you to celebrate the launch of Black Wattle with an evening of food, music, yarns, and friendship.

Common themes in the publication include tracing waterways, backyard gardens, thinking locally and relationships to place. After the onslaught of screens and digital communication in recent times, refresh your mind and senses with new work in print available for purchase on the night.

“Warmth, respect, and strength thread our conversations together. We map our connections and disconnections from one another, but also from ourselves. We celebrate the things we have been able to do together and imagine the things we haven’t been able to do together.” – this mob, 2021.

WHEN: Wednesday, 5 May 6:00 – 7:30pm
ENTRY COST: Attendance is free, RSVPs required
PUBLICATION COST:$15 for mob, $20 for allies

About this mob

this mob is an arts collective for emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives. Since 2016, this mob has been active in facilitating workshops, curating exhibitions, hosting events and disrupting across so-called Melbourne. The collective now has a home base at Collingwood Yards.

Supported by – Arts Gen, Footscray Community Arts Centre and the City of Maribyrnong. Arts House is a key program of the City of Melbourne, and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts. 

Image by Anu Kumar.

Date & Times


Wednesday 5 May, 6-7:30pm


FCAC Foyer


Free, RSVP required

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