MADA Artforum: Shiraz Bayjoo, Jessie Lloyd and Brook Andrew
Before the opening of the exhibition Representation, Remembrance and the Memorial at MADA Gallery, join artists Shiraz Bayjoo and Brook Andrew and musician Jessie Lloyd for a frank conversation about making art and music that tackles the histories of colonisation.
Originally from the tropics of North Queensland, Jessie Lloyd is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performer, producer and creative entrepreneur who is dedicated to the continuation of song traditions. Jessie is based in Melbourne where she is working on the Mission Songs project. Searching for the secular songs that were sung after church, Jessie explores the day to day life on the Aboriginal missions, settlements and reserves through music.
Shiraz Bayjoo is an interdisciplinary artist based in London whose recent works have investigated the histories and memories of the Indian Ocean region and the legacy of European colonialism. Originally from Maurituis, Bayjoo was artist in residence at Whitechapel gallery during 2011 and has exhibited with Tate Britain and the Institute for International Visual Art (Iniva).
Brook Andrew is an interdisciplinary artist based in Melbourne/Berlin who examines dominant narratives, often relating to colonialism and modernist histories. He is the Chief Investigator of the Australian Research Council project 'Representation, Remembrance and the Memorial' (2016-2018), based at Monash University.