Border Crossings extended Johnston’s practice-based research investigating legacies of postcolonial trauma, specifically by focusing on the historic treatment of Aboriginal communities by Irish settlers. It was realised through public-facing dialogues, performance interactions and exhibited artefacts.

The project investigated enduring colonial legacies of Irish involvement in Australia through direct experiential engagement with the realities of a rural Aboriginal community. Johnston continued her explorations of ‘contested spaces’ from previous research on Irish art and culture but from the changed perspective of Irish “perpetrator” identity in the Australian context.


Other folios by Sandra Johnston

Difference Fostered

To The Day

Wait it Out