This week on Let’s Talk – the Arts, Rachael welcomes back the extraordinary multidisciplinary artist Aurora Liddle Christie. Aurora is a Meanjin-based Arrernte-Afro-Carribean multidisciplinary artist. Her music (SOLCHLD), spoken word poetry, performance and playwriting explore the liminal space she occupies in her experience. Addressing themes such as identity, decolonisation, healing, home and relationships, Aurora maps the journey as she walks it, offering lessons learnt along the way.
We were lucky enough to catch up with Aurora earlier in the year to talk about community, collaboration and the joys of creating artwork collectively. In the months since our last interview, Aurora has deepened and grown her creative practice, and become a parent. So in this rich conversation, Aurora and Rachael reflect on what it means to grow as an artist: to find creative outlets that work during different stages of life, and to take seriously the responsibility of carrying forward a legacy. They talk about the challenges and joys of parenting, and the importance of speaking honestly about the fact that many creative spaces and projects tend to exclude people with care responsibilities.