Fiona Foley: Aboriginal art is innately political

Fiona Foley: Aboriginal art is innately political

A couple of days ago I had the opportunity to interview somewhat of a childhood hero of mine, Fiona Foley. Did any of you play “when I grow up I’m gonna be…..”? Well I did and as a Gemini my answer changed a lot and were abit gammin! However there was two constants; artist and … Continue reading

The Warriors Ode

The Warriors Ode

Rewind. Ok, so after the visit to The British Museum, my Tiddas and I were extremely overwhelmed after coming into contact with artifacts forcibly ‘acquired’ from an unrecorded war. The frontier wars as they are known. When captain cook had first attempted to land and invade our lands in 1770, he was met by two … Continue reading

Mesnak… To Be (Or Not To Be)?

Mesnak… To Be (Or Not To Be)?

Last night the tiddas and I went to the see the powerful First Nations Québécois film Mesnak. Frightening and familiar scenes, parallels with our own communities, and a pervasive post-colonial melancholia left us weeping. The director, Yves Sioui Durand, grew up on the Huron-Wendat Wendake Reserve and spent many years in communities in Canada before … Continue reading

Nàngami

Nàngami

Dreams are said to be the voice of the unconscious. The ‘Dreaming’ for our non Aboriginal readers and followers is a term used to describe the interconnectedness and complexities of Aboriginal spirituality, mythology and creation. There is no distinguishment from creation to today. The term is an English word attached with foreign connotations of what … Continue reading

NOT LOST

NOT LOST

By Ali Murphy-Oates. A few years ago, I drove with my Dad to Dubbo in central-western New South Wales for a corroboree and to visit the graveyard where we thought my grandmother, his mother, had been buried. My grandmother had passed away when my dad was two years old, and he and his brother were … Continue reading