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.

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 late 2020 New Delhi based Yaarbal Books published Cups of nun chai. And most recently Alana has show in The National 2021: New Australian Art at Carriageworks at at the Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts in Chongqing, China. She is a resident artist with the Kimberley Land Council via International Art Space’s SPACED 04 program Rural Utopias.