Portrait of Arika Waulu

Arika Waulu

Arika Waulu is a koolyn language holder of the Djap Wurrung, Peek Wurrung, Dhauwurd Wurrung of so called western districts, Victoria. 

Arika has been a community activator for the past 15 years, organising with the Black GST for eight years and seven years with Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance. They utilise a decolonial lens to creatively produce events and curate exhibitions that are grassroots focused, such as Landback Fest Atherton Gardens Fitzroy 2021, ‘We Are Our Grandmothers - Bloodties’ presented at Schoolhouse Studios 2019, ‘Because of her we can’ presented at Melbourne Museum  2018, ‘The Blak Matriarchy’ presented at Koorie Heritage Trust Federation Square 2017, and ‘Unnaturalized’ presented at Signal, as part of YIRRAMBOI 2017.

Arika is currently working on the Landback initiative Wuurn Of Kanak and studying filmmaking and photography at LCI Art and Design Academy.