Today we’re exploring the collection of Sydney writer and artsworker Mariam Arcilla.
Mariam with Sam Doctor’s photograph Untitled (from the series A Song for the Stonebreakers) hangs above the couch, purchased at the Alaska Projects Auction in 2019 (Doctor is represented by Chalk Horse).
“I was mesmerised by Sam’s photograph of Indonesian volcano sulphur miners. My Filipino ancestors lived on volcano land, so I’m drawn to the folklores surrounding these ethereal but turbulent sites.”
Placed next to the record player is Super Future Race a text painting by Megan Cope (represented by Milani Gallery).
“Megan created this work for me as a response to our chats about intersectionality and racial tropes (we’re both people of colour). The text represents a utopian race that transcends injustice and hierarchy. She used glow-in-the-dark paint, so her words are often the last thing I see before bedtime.”