On the 19.07.20, the 8th birthday of the Rojava Revolution, we unfurled these banners as a small gesture to the brave Kurdish women warriors of the YPJ, and remembering too the brave Gunai warriors past & present who resist this hell colony known as gippsland / australia. A few queer punks with a plan to escape the industrial hellscape for the afternoon, only to find ourselves at a pumping station along a river at the foothills of the Baw Baws, behind Energy Australia’s filthy coal power stations. Downstream where the water stagnates, overtaken by weeds, and 4WD’s rip up the earth beneath the towering gums, the surrounding hills long cleared and farmed. And yet in spite of this colonial violence, life exists, eco-systems persist. We realise our banners are no great threat to the colonial project, we humbly share them with the intention to show our love and respect for the Rojava revolution and Indigenous resistance worldwide – from the occupied territories of the Gunai Kurnai Nation to Kurdistan and beyond.
Smash the settler state, death to colonialism, long live resistance! (A)
Final print run of Piss On Ausfailure backpatches before I bring out some new work. Best results yet after I got a couple of cool new printmaking tools, and a few different fabrics including this new glittery nebula material (which is very hard to photograph with a phone but looks excellent irl), a cute vintage floral, some reds, one pink, & a bunch on white. Very limited editions!! Order here: https://aqab.bigcartel.com/…/piss-on-ausfailure-final-print…
100% sales will be used for mutual aid, by First Nations comrades in Gimuy, far north (not the) queensland. More info & to donate directly here (facebook link): Support for ‘2nd Wave’ First Nations homelessness in FNQ
09.07.20 In Solidarity With the Wild patches have sold out, thank you to everyone who ordered! Combined total from both print runs was $375 and has been forwarded to the fundraiser for Ngarabul #Landback. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-me-take-ngarabul-landback
New block printed patch, In Solidarity With the Wild. Water-based, machine washable ink on recycled heavy white cotton. The printed area is 11cm x 11cm, with a 1cm unprinted border, so you can finish it off any way you like (cut it in a circle, hem the edges, or leave as is & frame it). Only 12 available, I’ll do another print run later if needed. These are hand carved & printed, so some print variations will occur. Order link: https://aqab.bigcartel.com/product/new-patches
All proceeds will be forwarded to this fundraiser to buy back a small but significant area of Ngarabul homelands so it can be looked after & used for culture & healing.
More info & to donate directly here: