Alana Hunt


 
Alana Hunt is an artist and writer. She lives on Miriwoong country in the north-west of Australia and this combined with her long standing relationship with South Asia, and with Kashmir in particular, shapes her engagement with the violence that results from the fragility of nations and the aspirations and failures of colonial dreams.

Since 2009 Alana has led several award-winning art and publishing projects. Portions of her essay A mere drop in the sea of what is (4A Papers, 2018) have appeared within the Hansard Report of the Australian Parliament; Paper txt msgs from Kashmir (2009-11) prompted media in India and Pakistan to speak of an issue they had previously been silent on, this work became a reading for a course in the history department of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Cups of nun chai (2010-ongoing) circulated as a newspaper serial in Indian-controlled Kashmir; and Faith in a pile of stones (2019) materialized as an unofficial street sign at the base of Australia’s most efficient but under-utilized dam wall, further reading about that herehttp://www.alanahunt.net/








Kaya. We wish to acknowledge the Whadjuk People of Boorloo boodja who are the traditional owners of the land where Semaphore is made. We respect their culture, their custodianship, and their continuing contribution to the life of this city and this region. That includes recognising and respecting sovereignty while working in solidarity towards a treaty and supporting ongoing connection to country. That means linguistic rights, economic opportunity, and artistic endeavour. To their Elders, past, present and emerging, we say thanks.




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