I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which I live and practice and pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within my community.
Naomi Blacklock is an artist based in Meanjin (Brisbane), Australia whose practice maps the nexus of embodied performance, cultural heritage and gender identity. Working across a range of media, from experimental sound and video installation to performance and sculpture, her work creatively examines the mythologies, archetypes and harmful histories of gender and cultural identity through an intersectional feminist lens. Her ritualised sound objects and performances are intended to amplify the body and the voice through performative bodily precision and aural screaming.
In 2019 Naomi was awarded her Doctorate of Philosophy from Queensland University of Technology for her thesis Conjuring Alterity: Refiguring the Witch and The Female Scream in Contemporary Art. Her work has been presented at Hobart’s Art Festival, Dark Mofo and in numerous Galleries and Artist-Run Initiatives both locally and nationally. She is a Co-Director of Brisbane’s ARI Boxcopy, where she developed and delivers the experimental music program Sound Offering and is a founding member of Brisbane’s CLUTCH Collective, a Brisbane-based ARI that delivered exhibitions from the back of a 3-tonne truck.