The Re-Right Collective

(left) Carmen Glynn-Braun, Silver Salt Photography; (right) Nikita Holcombe, supplied

Dennis Golding, supplied

The re-right collective (Re-Right) is an artistic collective between Dennis Golding, Carmen Glynn-Braun and Nikita Holcombe that spans across artistic, curatorial, writing and research disciplines. Re-Right centres on employing a sensitivity to the depiction and discussion of trauma embedded within the Australian colonial narrative. Re-Right aims to uncover past colonial violence and trauma to inform contemporary Australian life, and in doing so aims to facilitate a healing approach through the uncovering of often hard truths. 

Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist Dennis Golding develops a practice that pursues a critical view of social, political and cultural representations of Aboriginal Australian history and contemporary experiences.

Often referencing science-fictional narratives through the visual motif of the cape, Golding explores varying relationships between pop cultural figures such as superheroes and Australian colonial histories. Golding's work thereby challenges categorical boundaries from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous experiences led by a difference of race, culture, social class and history.

Carmen Glynn-Braun, born in Alice Springs now based in Sydney, is an emerging Indigenous Australian artist stemming from the Southern Arrernte, Kaytetye, and Ammatyerre nations across Central Australia. Glynn-Braun has recently finished her honours year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts with UNSW Art and Design and will graduate later this year.

Within her practise she delves into many mediums, taking a trans disciplinary approach to each work, matching the aesthetic (and material) accordingly to the narrative. Treating her work like visual essays as they are almost always based on true events, Indigenous life experience and both written and oral Aboriginal histories. Her work predominantly explores lived experiences of Aboriginal women past and present, translated through gentle and experimental approaches to materials and form. Glynn-Braun believes the survival and resilience of Aboriginal people makes for compelling and important subject matter and deserves a celebratory and respected platform within the arts (one that is well overdue).

Nikita Holcombe is an emerging writer, researcher and curator based in Sydney. Her research focuses on the depiction of violent incidents by victims within a contemporary art context. She has a Bachelor and Honours (First Class) in Art Theory from UNSW Art and Design. She has written for Art and Australia Online and Artist Profile and will present the paper ‘Investigating Historical Trauma’ the AAANZ in Auckland in December 2019.

‘Subverting 'The Intolerable Narrative’’, installation view, curated by Nikita Holcombe, Firstdraft, 2019. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Carmen Glynn-Braun, 'Untitled’, 2018, courtesy the artist. Photo: Silver Salt

‘Subverting 'The Intolerable Narrative’’, installation view, curated by Nikita Holcombe, Firstdraft, 2019. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Dennis Golding, ‘Revisiting’, 2019, digital still, courtesy the artist