ALWAYS: Call and Response

11 March —
16 March 2024
ALWAYS: Call and Response

ALWAYS: Call and Response is a development lab, creating an exchange between Palestinian and Australian First Nations artists.


Responding to Utp's 2024 First and Last provocation and taking place within the exhibition Body Place by Wiradjuri-Scottish artist April Phillips.

Like many practitioners, we are uncomfortable with the ease of returning to normal after global disruption. Drawing on the seminal line "always was, always will be Aboriginal Land" we are paying close attention to who has disrupted power structures and who hasn’t.

Residency Dates: 11-16 March 2024


Travis De Vries, Gamilaroi/Dharug

Lux Eterna (Dar Zaccak), Palestinian Yafa/Haifa

Feras Shaheen, Palestinian Gaza/ Al Lid

Hazem Shammas, Palestinian Fassouta

Shay Tobin, Dharug

Dubs Yunupingu, Gumatj/Dharug

ALWAYS: Call and Response is a part of a suite of year-long programs supporting First Nations-led experimental art. Utp’s 2024 provocation First and Last affirms our strong commitment to First Nations Peoples having the first and last word, now and into the future.


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.