When a commission is spent on engagement, not outcome – ArtsHub UK

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Movement based workshop with BINDI BOSSES, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art as part of TextaQueen’s ‘Bollywouldn’t’. Photo: Anna Hay, courtesy 4A Facebook.
Built upon a collaborative practice of over 20 years, TextaQueen is a queer, disabled South Asian diasporic artist whose works continually push back against ‘the white gaze’.
In 2021, TextaQueen received the inaugural Australian Copyright Agency Partnership commission of $80,000 and their exhibition, Bollywouldn’t , which opened at Sydney’s 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (4A) in October this year.
Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_
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