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The Community Reading Room

A pop-up destination for researchers, artists and book lovers, The Community Reading Room (CRR) holds space for individuals who identify as First Nations and People of Colour to encounter texts that acknowledge and place their lived experience and practice at the centre, rather than the margin.

Fijian-Australian artist and academic Torika Bolatagici has critically curated and lovingly gathered an extensive repository of texts spanning contemporary art and theory from Oceania, Africa and the Americas – postcolonial art, literature and philosophy on migration, citizenship and cultural identity.

Part intervention, part education and part inspiration, CRR is a discursive project that invites us to consider the inclusivity of public spaces and to contemplate how our knowledge institutions privilege particular ways of knowing and being. Drop in, peruse the selection of texts, and join us for D I S P L A C E  A N D  D I S P L A N T, a closing event hosted by Still Nomads and CRR that sees black artists – First Nations, Afro-diasporic and Pasifika – share words, visuals, sounds and space.

Created & Devised by:
Torika Bolatagici
Torika Bolatagici

World Premiere
Presented by Arts House

11am–7pm (weekdays)
1pm – 7pm (weekends)

Wed 19 – Sun 30 Jul
Closed Mon +Tues

D I S P L A C E  A N D
with Still Nomads
5pm-7pm, Sun 30 Jul

Earlier Event: July 19
Hotel Bonegilla
Later Event: July 20