Amina Briggs

Amina Briggs — 'I'm Just Buying Food', diptych, 2024



This two-part artwork explores the contrasting perspectives of a Person of Colour and the blue person, a recurring figure symbolizing bigotry, racism and ignorance. The first work is from the viewpoint of the blue person, a security guard suspiciously following someone they assume is stealing, reflecting racial profiling. The second work in the diptych, presents the perspective of a Person of Colour, merely grocery shopping, feeling like a deer in headlights with the security guard's phone flash as the oncoming car, highlighting the anxiety of being scrutinized.
Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd observe the situation, setting a tone of hunter and prey. Bugs Bunny, with pedestrian lights in his eyes, tries to warn the Person of Colour, while Elmer Fudd encourages them towards the light, symbolizing the relentless chase and systemic racism. 
This work aims to reveal and question the pervasive biases and their psychological toll on individuals. 

Amina Briggs is a Boonwurrung, Ugar and Erub multi-disciplinary artist best known for her digital art and mural work that explores themes of culture, identity, feminism, and racism. Her work reflects her unique perspectives on the world around her in a contemporary style. 


Main Gallery

Curated by Kait James

June 29 – August 3 2024

In the Wadawurrung language, ‘moombarra’ translates to ‘stick it up your arse’. This seemingly irreverent phrase encapsulates a profound commentary on the complexities of Indigenous identity, and the ongoing struggles against racism and tokenism. Moombarra delves into the depths of Blak humour, confronting issues of cultural appropriation, stereotyping and the pervasive impact of colonialism on Indigenous communities.

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Material: acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: diptych - each work measures 102 x 102cm

1 piece in stock.

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