My work investigates symbology, text and materiality to create connections to family, Country, history and story. Our Way is an ongoing series that spans various media to explore the power and peril of the directional sign – its ability to control, repress and disorientate First Nations people on their own land. Through altering the text and changing the symbolism of existing signage, these works reference not only me but the many others who are part of generations of lost, stolen, hidden and displaced First Nations people in Australia. The reinvented signs direct the viewer back to where ancestors can be found, implying that First Nations people never were and never will be lost due to their cultural connection to the land.
We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campus is situated, the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung people of the Kulin Nations, who have created art, made music and told their stories here for thousands of generations. We also acknowledge and extend our respect to the Traditional Owners of all lands on which our work is viewed, shared and enjoyed, and to all Elders, past, present and emerging.
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