On Sacred Land addresses attempts to impose Western culture and capitalist values onto Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Combining photographs, drawings, archive footage and newly filmed scenes, it presents images of exploitation and resistance. These include photographs of slavery, and a drawing by 19th-century Aboriginal artist Tommy McRae depicting a corroboree (a meeting of Aboriginal people, usually for a celebration or ritual). Contemporary scenes show Aboriginal protests against the takeover of sacred sites for mining and oil drilling.
Gallery label, July 2021
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