When it comes to makeup and women of colour in Australia, the two are often treated as mutually exclusive by leading retailers. But that’s all about to change. Kleur is challenging the mainstream cosmetics industry by representing women with diverse skin tones.
Art in Colour is a web series celebrating and promoting People of Colour working in the Australian arts industry.
The series delves into the prejudice faced by POC artists and encourages ethnically diverse creatives to claim their space in the mainstream arts landscape.
What do you know about relationship goals?! Truth is, most have a hard time figuring out what they are. Welcome to Close The Gap: a visual project curated by lovers and creative directors, Miro LaFlaga and Ashgrxphics.
"One the Bear" brings colour back to theatre with a modern day fairy tale – two best-bear friends raising a ruckus against the dystopian rule of hunters as they spit rhymes that fuse feminist hip hop, afropunk and global music. Together, One and Ursula demand more for their tribe as they explore identity, friendship, exploitation and appropriation in a celebrity-obsessed world.
“If you truly want multiculturalism in Australia, and for people to feel like they're a part of this country and able to contribute to it, then you need to make them feel like they’re part of it. And a huge part of that is representing them in the media." Rebka Bayou.
Going through the images felt good. No longer was I looking at the girl with the untidy hair; instead this was another beautiful girl you might see walking on the streets, someone finally willing to embrace her natural beauty and let her guard down.
“At this time in history, when women are marching, protesting, and working to reclaim their voices and their rightful place in the world, the her words team feel it’s more important than ever to provide opportunities for women to be heard - and to create a platform that allows others to share in their experiences.” Domini Marshall.
“Because every woman deserves to feel inspired by new experience, to be struck down by beauty, to rub their eyes with disbelief at a spectacular view, to feel tiny next to a volcanic mountain or massive gorge, to feel brave and adventurous, to experience their body coming alive to the beat of new sounds and unfamiliar music.” Jirra Lulla Harvey.