Mira Oosterweghel
COWGIRL SLIPS ON SNAKE, 2020
Archival inkjet print
42 x 29.7cm



Cowgirl slips on snake 2020, is part of a larger body of collages combining a queer gaze with a mishmash of signifiers such as Banjo Patterson’s ‘Man from Snowy River’, images of animals, ‘great white men’, western-centric art magazines, abject bodies and video stills from a recent performance. The work seeks to subvert dominant Australian tales of farming and masculine labour. 

Mira Oosterweghel is a queer artist of settler background, living on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people where this work was made. Sovereignty was never ceded.

Courtesy of the artist.

B-side artist: Jimmy Nuttall


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