DATES & VENUES
LIST OF WORKS
Actions On Film... So Much More Than Words
For Hands In Each Other's Pockets
Portraits from The Movement 1978 2003
What The Movement is about for me
Its about Justice for Aboriginal People, if that is possible.
Its about Land, Law, Culture, Art, Literature, Dance, Music.
Its about demanding a decent quality of life and opportunity for Aboriginal
Its about educating ourselves about the complexity of Aboriginal Knowledge.
Its about being open to other value systems.
Its about the maintenance of those values.
Its about recognition, respect and responsibility.
Its about a just basis for us to live together in this Ancient Land.
Its about relationships, friendships and community.
Its about living together, learning from each other.
Its about a hard fight for Justice and a better way.
Its about solidarity, humour and compassion in times of hardship and danger.
Its about changing the Law of this Land to recognise Traditional Law.
Its about winning Justice, but on whose terms?
Its about the dreams and hopes of our youth and the best time we ever had.
Its about always being on a steep learning curve and being OK with that.
Its about photographs responding to this History being lived.
Its about making the Struggle known and familiar.
Its about seeing beyond what appears to be.
Its about understanding the importance and value of cultural difference.
Its about really knowing each other and being privileged to do so.
Its about having the courage to own our own Histories.
Its about the need for a Constitution which acknowledges all our Histories.
Its about generosity of Spirit.
F8 to Infinity
Art is not for any elite, it is for everyone.
Artists work at the frontiers of experience.
So that we can all know ourselves more fully.
I have eyes that see in a particular way.
My eyes are informed by everything I have experienced, by all that I am.
I saw powerful beauty, strength, resilience, ingenuity, and hope at a time where others mostly saw only despair, their own discomfort and shame.
I saw what had been hidden, kept invisible.
I tried to communicate from within one culture to another.
It was sometimes a lonely place to be.
I had many great teachers who taught me so much along the way.
I understood how important it is never to forget what has been.
For we are also what we have lost.