Amala Groom is a proud Wiradjuri woman who works across various fields to promote the rights and interests of Aboriginal Peoples in the advancement and implementation of Aboriginal sovereignty and self-determination.
She is a social justice advocate and law student, an artist, a filmmaker, a researcher and a network builder. Since 2009, Amala has been actively engaging at the international level and has attended and participated in eight United Nations forums.
As a means of cultural expression Amala began painting in 2012 and her work ‘Thank you’ was recently highly commended by the Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize 2013.
Amala’s first solo exhibition, The Cider Series, is a collection of a dozen paintings of bottles of ‘Colonial Project’ cider. The series illustrates that whilst Aboriginal Peoples’ languages, cultures, laws, liberties and boundaries have been adversely affected by colonisation, they have and will continue to thrive and survive.
The Cider Series exhibition at Kings Cross Library (50-52 Darlinghurst Street, Kings Cross) will be launched by Lord Mayor Clover Moore on Tuesday 14 January 2014 from 6-8pm. The exhibition runs from 2 January 2014 through to 28 February 2014.