Indigenous heroes

A list of people making significant impact on the lives of fellow Indigenous Australians.
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.@xBorderOps #IndigenousHeroes Tracey Moffatt

.@xBorderOps #IndigenousHeroes Tracey Moffatt

Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles (ca. 1944), Valiant, 2007, acrylic paint on automobile bonnet. Kayili Arts, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Malu (kangaroo) is Giles’s tjukurrpa (dreaming). The maze-like designs relate to rainwater filling the channels of the the Gibson Desert. These patterns also can be found incised on pearl shells associated with rain-making ceremonies and spirits and which were traded throughout the desert.

Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles (ca. 1944), Valiant, 2007, acrylic paint on automobile bonnet. Kayili Arts, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Malu (kangaroo) is Giles’s tjukurrpa (dreaming). The maze-like designs relate to rainwater filling the channels of the the Gibson Desert. These patterns also can be found incised on pearl shells associated with rain-making ceremonies and spirits and which were traded throughout the desert.

Tracey Moffatt Something More #1 1989 Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased 1992 type C photograph Internationally renowned artist Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Highly regarded for her formal and stylistic experimentation in film, photography and video, her work draws on the history of cinema, art and photography as well as popular culture and her own childhood memories and fantasies.

Tracey Moffatt Something More #1 1989 Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased 1992 type C photograph Internationally renowned artist Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Highly regarded for her formal and stylistic experimentation in film, photography and video, her work draws on the history of cinema, art and photography as well as popular culture and her own childhood memories and fantasies.

Kunmanara Kawiny / Australia SA b.c.1921 -2013 / Mona Mitakikil Shepherd (Collaborating artist) / Australia SA b.1954 / Tjimpayie Prestley (Collaborating artist) / Australia SA b.1967 / Pitjantjatjara people / Seven sisters (detail) 2011 / Synthetic polymer paint on linen / 196 x 196.5cm / Purchased 2012 with funds from Margaret Mittelheuser, AM, and Cathryn Mittelheuser, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / © The artists

Kunmanara Kawiny / Australia SA b.c.1921 -2013 / Mona Mitakikil Shepherd (Collaborating artist) / Australia SA b.1954 / Tjimpayie Prestley (Collaborating artist) / Australia SA b.1967 / Pitjantjatjara people / Seven sisters (detail) 2011 / Synthetic polymer paint on linen / 196 x 196.5cm / Purchased 2012 with funds from Margaret Mittelheuser, AM, and Cathryn Mittelheuser, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / © The artists

Bindi COLE |Wathaurung people  VIC b.1975 | I forgive you 2012 Forgiveness is a deeply personal act and can be very difficult for some people. The idea of forgiveness for Aboriginal Australians can be connected to the reconciliation movement and to the Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples, made in 2008 by the then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, MP.

Bindi COLE |Wathaurung people VIC b.1975 | I forgive you 2012 Forgiveness is a deeply personal act and can be very difficult for some people. The idea of forgiveness for Aboriginal Australians can be connected to the reconciliation movement and to the Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples, made in 2008 by the then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, MP.

Wesley Enoch on Gordon Bennett

Wesley Enoch on Gordon Bennett

.@Colvinius #ICYMI: Jimmy Little Foundation loses govt funding. http://ab.co/1W5fTlK Fundraiser tonight: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/dubowgale_beats.aspx

.@Colvinius #ICYMI: Jimmy Little Foundation loses govt funding. http://ab.co/1W5fTlK Fundraiser tonight: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/dubowgale_beats.aspx

A century ago, Anthony Martin Fernando travelled to Europe in self-imposed exile to protest the massacres of Indigenous people in Australia. Once there he was interned and deported to Britain – where he took the fight to the streets

Anthony Martin Fernando: the Aboriginal activist who took his people's fight to London

A century ago, Anthony Martin Fernando travelled to Europe in self-imposed exile to protest the massacres of Indigenous people in Australia. Once there he was interned and deported to Britain – where he took the fight to the streets

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