Acme Studios — Salote Tawale

Supporting Artists since 1972

Salote Tawale

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

From the perspective of her Indigenous Fijian and Anglo-Australian heritage, Salote Tawale explores the identity of the individual within collective systems. Examining through self-performance, the artist draws on personal experiences of race, class, ethnicity and gender formed by growing up in suburban Australia. Salote’s works embody a defiant analysis of colonial structures and narratives that persist within contemporary society.

Salote has exhibited internationally, at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; Spring Workshop - Hong Kong for Para Site gallery; the FCACHearts Jogjatour, Jogakata Indonesia. Salote undertook an Indigenous Visual and Digital residency at the Banff Centre in Alberta Canada (2016) and received the Inaugural Create New South Wales Visual Arts Fellowship (2017).

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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