The Block Cape Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist Dennis Golding Rendered in luxe gold on a black background, the Block cape draws from Golding’s childhood memories living on the Block (Redfern) where he was surrounded by Victorian-style wrought iron fences that adorn terraced houses. In this limited-edition series, Golding has taken European iconography and replaced it with Indigenous plants. Golding has also redressed these collective memories in his artistic explorations of the superhero archetype. Golding recalls a shared childhood experience of “police constantly surveilling us and riding around on horseback… [as kids] we wanted, in some ways, to be invisible and hide even though we didn’t do anything wrong.” As a child, Golding turned to his Batman cape to give him power, strength and resilience. These days, Golding has realised the importance of visibility, and hopes that whoever wears The Block Cape shares a similar sense of empowerment.