Julia Mage’au Gray is a dancer, mark maker, storyteller.
Of Papua New Guinean and Australian heritage, she created the film Tep Tok : Reading Between Our Lines, sharing the journey to raise awareness for the dying art form that she is helping revive through her hand poke and hand tap method.
She talks to us about her practice, about women’s traditional roles in mark making, and reviving the old, to new old.
These are marks of transition for us. We’re still trying to come out of survival mode and move into revival.
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