Stand Tall

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90cm x 60cm
mixed media on framed canvas

Topic: Mission

Standing tall and proud, the resilience of the Aboriginal spirit could not be untaught.

Missions were created by churches or religious individuals to house Aboriginal people and train them in Christian ideals, and to “teach the black out of them”, as stated by the pioneers of the original program.

These missions left the identity of Australia from itself through the separation of culture from Country, and thus prevented the image of a proud black man from being celebrated as it should be.

This portrait stands to celebrate the proud Aboriginal man in all his glory.

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