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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 |


Gemma Weston

Gemma Weston is a curator and writer whose work is informed by a background in artistic practice. She experience working with both independent and institutional spaces. She was recently appointed Visual Arts Program Associate at Perth Festival, after working for six years as curator of the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA and has also been involved in two artist run initiatives, OK Gallery (2011 – 13) and Pet Projects (2015 – 17). As a writer, Gemma is interested in exploring how language can contain the multitude of thoughts, feelings, memories and experiences that occur in the moment of an encounter with art. Occasionally she publishes - and even more occasionally exhibits – as Gemma Watson. gemmaweston.net

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.