(and still we) roll up 2017, digital video, 2:47 mins

The video work was exhibited as part of ‘Have Poets Left a Patch to Sew?’ curated by Sam Bowker. The exhibition was held at the HR Gallop Gallery, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga from 11 April to 5 May 2017.

The Lambing Flat Roll Up banner is a delicate reminder of the racism entrenched in this nation. It resides encased in perspex and carefully preserved at the Lambing Flat Museum in Young, unsure of its relationship to contemporary Australia. In 1861 a mob of over three thousand miners marched behind the banner and a brass band to Lambing Flat where they then attacked the Chinese mining camps in a frenzy, assaulting them, cutting off their pigtails, destroying their equipment and setting their camp on fire.

the banner used in the riot created a symbol that began to crystallise the ideologies of racism, nationalism and exclusive egalitarianism.”