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 Anglo-Indian artist based in Brisbane, Australia who works primarily with sound installation, text works and performance. Her artworks involve an exploration and examination of mythologies, archetypes and harmful histories of gender and cultural identity. Her ritualised sound objects and performances are intended to amplify the body and the voice through performative bodily precision and aural screaming.
Blacklock is also a PhD Candidate and Sessional Tutor at QUT and is a Co-Director of Brisbane’s ARI, CLUTCH Collective. She has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including projects at Bus Projects (Melbourne) Seventh Gallery (Melbourne), Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane) Metro Arts (Brisbane) The Walls Art Space (Gold Coast), First Draft (Sydney), PICA (Perth) and Ildiko Butler Gallery (New York). She was the receipt of the Australian Postgraduate Award (2016) and was shortlisted for the Jeremy Hynes Award (2017).