Safe Spaces

David Heilmann Ottosen (Inuit, Greenland)
Barring Yanabul

Safe Spaces is a collection of photographic portraits highlighting the diversity of First Nations people living in Melbourne and Greenland. Combining studio concepts and location-based photography, the exhibition celebrates the stories of First Nations people and explores the creation of intimate and safe spaces where First Nations people feel culturally comfortable and confident.

Audiences are invited to consider the ways First Nations people connect to culture through our daily practice and everyday lives.


Highly Visual


  • Exhibition Collaborator/Ceramic Artist: Kalinda Palmer
  • Exhibition collaborator/Photographer: David Ottosen
  • Audio Artist: Theo Mcmahon