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Dr Paola Balla

Dr Paola Balla is a Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara artist, curator, writer and academic who focuses on sovereign Aboriginal women’s resistance, art and stories. Her work is published widely, including Frieze (UK), Oceania, Etchings Indigenous, Writers Victoria, SBS, NITV, Metro Magazine and Cordite Poetry. In 2018, she co-edited Blak Brow, a Blak women’s edition of The Lifted Brow and in 2021 co-edited Artlink Indigenous: Visualising Sovereignty with Dr Ali Gumillya Baker. Paola co-curated Sovereignty (2016) and Unfinished Business: perspectives on art and feminism (2017) at ACCA. Most recently her work was shown in Wilam Biik, TarraWarra Museum of Art (2021). She conducts community research and teaches at Moondani Balluk, Indigenous Academic Centre, Victoria University.

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