Brandi Salmon is a young Indigenous artist from Mildura, north west of Melbourne, Australia. Brandi has just completed a screen printing residency with Mesh Mash (a social enterprise screen printing project) and Woods Street Arts Space in Laverton, west of Melbourne, as part of a creative partnership between Hobsons Bay Council and Deakin University’s Institute of Koorie Education. This Aboriginal artist residency program engaged Brandi (and an older Indigenous artist Paula Reeves) in designing and screen printing traditional artworks onto tote bags, tea towels and T shirts to help engage the local community in Indigenous histories and cultural experiences. Brandi’s current goal is to find time to collaborate with other artists.
Whilst sometimes traumatic, Brandi’s experiences of displacement, colonialism and racism have emboldened her, stimulating the artist and activist in her. She is now studying law at Deakin University’s Institute of Koorie Education.