KATIE WEST

I was born in Perth, Western Australia, belong to the Yindjibarndi people of the Pilbara tablelands, and now live and work on Wurundjeri country in Naarm, Melbourne. Naturally dyeing textiles, meditation, gaining plant knowledge, making tea, collecting sounds, using my voice and writing scores are the main elements of my installation and socially based practice. I believe human health and well-being is contingent upon our relationships with non-human others. I am interested in exploring ways to deepen our knowledge of the ecologies we are a part of and formulating ways to practice earth-caring and custodial ethics.