Advance Australia Fair
acrylic on canvas
61 x 100cm
The impact of colonisation on Sovereign First Nations Peoples: The introduction of borders, land ownership boundaries, fences, posts, designated pathways. Energetic flow, free moving Spiritual connection to Country mitigated.
Colonisation progresses. First Nations Peoples forcibly interned within the specified boundaries of missions.
Vilification and the targeted incarceration of First Nations Peoples of what is currently called Australia. Deaths in custody and sanctioned removal of our children into ‘care’.
Ongoing attempt to force assimilation. The shadow of the hanging man is the antithesis of the dominant paradigm of Advance Australia Fair.