All the Violence Within: Conversations and Correspondence
The exchanges that unfold within this book were spurred by photographs from works that I exhibited in The National 2021—All the violence within this and In the national interest (2019-21).
While we do not always discuss the images directly they are, in each case, a common point of departure—forging paths to destinations at once specific and expansive.
Trespassing with David Newry and Chris Griffiths
Relations with Narelle Jubelin and Diana Wood Conroy
Gluttony with Mona Bhan
Impossibilities with Jazz Money
Tensions with Kush Badhwar
Wit with Ross Gibson
Collectively, we speak through agendas of development and colonisation and leisure, coursing through our lives and the places we hold dear. We speak of viruses and airports and tourism, of altered ecosystems and large dams and jinns and police. We speak of gold mines and gravel pits and missed communications, of interminable fallacies and important impossibilities. We speak of simple joys and the beauty of perseverance, of forensic accountability and the value of imagination. In the midst of all these threads and signalled with most urgency, is a persistent consideration of ourselves on this Country.
edition of 112
147 pages / hardcover
published April 2022 by Borderline Books—the self-publishing imprint of Alana Hunt
design by Inkahoots
This work has been supported by Carriageworks, Regional Arts WA, and the Courthouse Gallery+Studio.