The Substation/ Artist/Tahlia Palmer/
Photography by James Macleod.
Tahlia Palmer is an artist of Murri and European background born on Whudjuk Noongar Boodjar (Perth, WA), based in Naarm, working in a variety of mediums to explore history, identity and perception.
Descended from a paternal line who survived dispossession, forced assimilation and the Stolen Generations (NSW and QLD), and maternal Dutch grandparents who survived World War II, her art practice works on confronting the conditions that create and perpetuate inter-generational trauma.
She releases ambient/drone/noise soundscapes under the pseudonym “amby downs”, named after the QLD station on which her Murri ancestors worked in servitude.