Biennale of Sydney

Charlotte Allingham

Charlotte Allingham, Dhaagun, 2020, digital print. Courtesy the artist

Charlotte Allingham

Born 1993 in Moruya, Australia
Lives and works in Naarm / Melbourne, Australia
Wiradjuri and Ngiyampaa


Charlotte Allingham is a 26-year-old Wiradjuri, Ngiyampaa woman from New South Wales, with family ties to Condobolin and Ivanhoe. She currently lives in Naarm, creating Illustrations about her culture and identity, and the impacts of colonisation.

DHAAGUN | My ancestors, roots steaming from the soles of my feet, deep deep. red dirt.

BAGARAY-BANG | Allowing my heart to feel the wind, the way it whispers through my pain, I hear the broken pieces coming together. one piece. two pieces.

YIRAWY–DHURAY | My body needs. My soul needs. Connect. Connect. I hear you.

GURRAY | In this I will come through, powerful and brave. Through this I will become. Transcend this. Transform aspects to grow another.

NGAWAAL-GUYUNGAN | Resist. My voice gives home to my ideas, to stand against the colony, and will not falter, for I am who I am. My father's daughter. the design of my ancestors.

BILA | The river that flows through my country, like the blood. Keep me surviving. I hear you, just as my grandmother does from her house. I am far, but you are here. I hear you.

Exhibited Artwork

Charlotte Allingham, Bagaray-Bang, 2020, digital print. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from Aesop and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Courtesy the artist

Location: Campbelltown Arts Centre

Charlotte Allingham, Bila, 2020, digital print. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from Aesop and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Courtesy the artist

Location: Campbelltown Arts Centre

Charlotte Allingham, Yirawy-Dhuray, 2020, digital print. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from Aesop and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Courtesy the artist

Location: Campbelltown Arts Centre

Charlotte Allingham, Guyungan, 2020, digital print. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from Aesop and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Courtesy the artist

Location: Campbelltown Arts Centre

Charlotte Allingham, Dhaagun, 2020, digital print. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from Aesop and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Courtesy the artist

Location: Campbelltown Arts Centre

Charlotte Allingham, Gurray, 2020, digital print. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from Aesop and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Courtesy the artist

Location: Campbelltown Arts Centre