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 Semaphore is a newsletter and publishing project about art fromWestern Australia | Semaphore is a collaborative project and practice | Semphore enters into a dialogue with art from its rooted location of Boorloo on Noongar Country |


Andrew Varano

Andrew lives in Boorloo on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar and currently works at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts as an exhibition coordinator, having previously worked at multiple organisations as a visual art installer. Andrew is interested in writing which is open ended and generative rather than that which seeks to interpret, assess, or explain and as such enjoys slippages between different formats and genres. He is drawn to misspellings, nonsense and errors and sees them as an opportunity for a playfulness which reveals language as a living, textural and mystic medium.
Andrew is a member of the 2021 Perth Festival Arts Writing Group.

Kaya. We 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.