Alana Hunt examines colonial culture as something present rather than historical. Working in word and image, her iterative practice emerges through enduring relationships with places and people—speaking first with the sphere from which the work arises, and then moving with gradual resonance into the wider world.

Since 2020 as an artist-in-residence with the Kimberley Land Council via SPACED's Rural Utopias program, Hunt has been creating work based on research into Western Australia’s Aboriginal Heritage Act – made infamous by the destruction of the Juukan Gorge heritage site. Hunt examines the destructive role of ostensibly protective legislation and the language and processes of bureaucracy that enable a specific kind of violence which appears clean on paper but wreaks havoc in the world.