SPEAKER: Alana Hunt

Alana Hunt

Alana Hunt is an artist and writer who lives on Miriwoong country in the north-west of Australia. This and 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.

Unfolding across several different strands—including publishing, exhibition making, public intervention and collaboration—Alana’s practice is committed to sensitively challenge ideas and histories in the public sphere and the social space between people. Her work has circulated as fragments in the Hansard Report of the Australian Parliament, as a reading in the history department of Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi), as an eleven-month newspaper serial in Kashmir, and as an unofficial street sign at the base of Australia’s most under-utilized dam wall produced from the largest non-nuclear explosion in Australian history.

In 2020 Alana is working on the next iteration of Cups of nun chai (2010-ongoing) as a book published by New Delhi based Yaarbal Books and producing new work that examines historic and contemporary forms of colonial culture in the north-west of Australia.