NSW Creative Industries Residency Program
Image: New World Daughter, Panfa Power, HD Video Stills, 2021
Image: New World Daughter, Panfa Power, HD Video Stills, 2021

New World Daughter

Based on unceded Gadigal land, artists Bianca Willoughby (formerly John A Douglas) and Willurai Kirkbright have formed a new creative collaboration titled New World Daughter (NWD). The duo were drawn together by their shared intersectional lived experiences as transgender, queer, disabled and First Nations women who are artists.

NWD interrogate and decolonise the impact of settler colonial histories through personal family heritage (both Indigenous and British) within the broader context of environmental damage and cultural genocide. They are interested in the development and creation of new works incorporating landscape, performance, photography, video, music, voice and sound, costuming, tableaux vivant and digital collage shot on country and in the studio. They make small video works for distribution on Instagram and Tik Tok platforms as a form of online activism.

In 2020 NWD were awarded a Create NSW grant to produce a series of works for an exhibition at AIRspace Projects in Marrickville, NSW, scheduled for June 2021.