Bindimu Currie

Bindimu is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator. Her practice includes fiber art, wearable art, sand painting to DJing, soundscape and cultural dance, prioritizing the preservation of traditional (ethical and sustainable) arts practices, such as fiber harvesting and processing, while living in a colonial landscape. Connection to Country is the foundation of Indigenous society and it is the foundation of Bindimu’s career as a practicing artist. Her artworks and creative process are informed by Country.

Since being a co-curator and exhibiting artist with the Meanjin based group exhibition ‘CTRL+ALT+DEL’, this gave platform to Bindimu as well as other Indigenous and Black and Brown artists. Bindimu has been a full-time freelance artist since 2018 and has gradually established her aesthetic within each discipline she approaches.

Bindimu is a discerning artist in the spaces she shares her artworks in to maintain her cultural integrity within the colonial customs of the arts industry in so-called australia. She has exhibited with Kuli, a group exhibition for Indigenous and Pasifika women curated by Emele Ugavule, exhibited and co-curated for CTRL+ALT+DEL from 2018 to 2023, and performed nationally as a DJ predominantly at art galleries and community events.

Building on mastering her practice as a fiber artist, Bindimu was the recipient of a 2023 Create NSW Arts and Cultural funding which financed the creation of a new collection of wearable artworks that were displayed at her first solo exhibition at Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery in Leichhardt, Sydney.

This collection was entirely created with natural and raw fibers, natural dye pigments using traditional fiber harvesting and processing. A culmination of 34 individual pieces, the artworks were presented and modeled by six Indigenous performers in a runway style exhibition. The collection is described as ‘Blak Futurism’, an Indigenous perspective on the western ideologies of a post-apocalyptic world. It is a collection of works that aims to redirect away from assimilationism and reconnect Indigenous performers to Country, culture and kin.