These Arms Hold / anti-aria for ater- / EPAR OPAR

These Arms Hold / anti-aria for ater- / EPAR OPAR

Incinerator Gallery

July 3, 2024
These Arms Hold
Abbra Kotlarczyk: 
anti-aria for ater-

July 6–September 8, 2024
Opening: July 5, 6–8pm, Welcome to Country, exhibition viewing and conversation
Incinerator Gallery
180 Holmes Road, Aberfeldie
Melbourne Victoria 3040
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–4pm

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Incinerator Gallery is proud to present three new exhibitions that bring together artists to celebrate culture, language and kinship, while investigating the critical issues of our time.  

These Arms Hold 
Gabi Briggs, Indianna Hunt, Moorina Bonini and Tarryn Love 
Guest curator: Maya Hodge 

This collaborative exhibition traverses contemporary and traditional ways of representing and embodying Aboriginal women’s weaponry and resistance from the south-east of Australia. Through workshops and conversations, the artists come together to honour their sovereignty, strength and bloodlines as Aboriginal women.  

Public event: Saturday, August 24, 2–3pm AEST. 
Join the artists and curator for a yarning circle as they share their insights on creating these new works, and their views on weaponry and resistance as Aboriginal women. Free, registrations required. 

The event will begin with a traditional Smoking Ceremony and feature new video works by the First Nations-led multi-media company Blakground Productions

Supported in partnership with Blak Dot Gallery and assisted by Creative Australia


anti-aria for ater- 
Artist and curator: Abbra Kotlarczyk 

The third and final instalment in a series of exhibitions about reading rooms, anti-aria for ater- centres around genealogy, familial history, material and elemental kinships, and queer modes of reading and resistance. 

Public event: Saturday, August 10, 2–3pm AEST. 
Join the exhibiting artist Abbra Kotlarczyk and poet Autumn Royal for an afternoon of spoken performance, presenting poetic and auto-fictive texts central to this exhibition.  Free, registrations required. 


Anindita Banerjee, Mita Chowdhury, Neel Banerjee and Rajdeep Roy, Nira Rahman, Rakini Devi, Sharmin huq Sangeeta, Shinjita Roy and Tasmina Khan Majles 
Guest curator: Anindita Banerjee 

This exhibition brings together nine Australia-based Bengali artists who explore the enduring impact of British colonialism on Bengali identity. The colonial partition created between Bangladesh and West Bengal divided the region along cultural and religious lines. The artists’ works untangle these colonial legacies to reimagine the boundaries through a nuanced perspective on identity within the diaspora. 

Public event: Saturday, August 17, 2–3pm AEST. 
Join the curator and exhibiting artists as they discuss the impacts of the British colonial partition on Bengali identity and how this historical event continues to shape their work. Free, registrations required.   


The three exhibitions are produced by Incinerator Gallery curators, Jake Treacy and MJ Flamiano.  

To learn more and to book tickets to the free public events, visit the gallery website

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