Jenna Rain Warwick

04.01.21

Jenna Rain Warwick is an emerging Artist and published Writer living and working on the unceded Kulin lands of Birraranga/ Naarm. Born in Mossman, Queensland, she has strong connections to Kuku Yalanji Country and the Kabi Kabi lands on which she grew up. A proud Luritja Woman, Jenna’s published work speaks to her desire to champion the creative imagination of First Nations peoples. In 2020, she will be graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Art History and Curating. She is adamant that critical engagement with First Nation’s work should come from First Nations voices first and foremost. Jenna’s work seeks to challenge the notion of objectivity believing that objectivity is not an absolute state and that it may only somewhat occur when the authors’ relativity to subject is actualised, to be objective to the world is inaccessible colonial desire, impossible and somewhat short sighted. She has written for Un Projects, Art and Australia, The Dead End Film Festival and more.

Photograph: Hayley Millar-Baker