Katie West belongs to the Yindjibarndi people of Western Australia. The process and notion of naturally dyeing fabric – walking, gathering, bundling, boiling up water, infusing textiles with plant matter – underpins her practice. Katie creates objects, installations and happenings, that attend to the ways we weave our stories, places, histories and futures.
Katie’s first significant commission Decolonist, for Next Wave Festival 2016, considered meditation as a way to decolonise the self.
Katie also shares an ongoing project with artist and writer Fayen d’Evie entitled Museum Incognita, which revisits neglected, concealed or obscured histories and activates embodied readings of place.