Do you have favourite ones like me? Old friends who you visit.
Tell your deepest heart’s wishes...
Shed tears with...
I remember all the trees that have meant something to me for as far as I remember.
I have hidden in their branches, read books in them, watched my babies climb them...
I feel such gratitude for them, the place their spirit holds for us and the living Nature around them.
This old man stands nobly on the banks of the Brisbane River, on the land of the Turrbal/Mianjin People.
I’ve taken a dying friend to see him who lay in hospital...giving him peace gazing up at his canopy, thanks to the wonderful side of technology...
I’ve made a new friend, who was sitting meditating beside him...
His spirit grounds me, reminds me that while many things around us may change, standing in our Spirit, our essence, is the place we need to be.
Have a beautiful day, Love Nic x
Today was the official opening of the new Forensic Medicine & Coroners Court Complex in NSW.
Celebrations began with a traditional Indigenous Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country.
The opening culminates 4 years of STH’s collaboration with the NSW Departments of Health and Justice, to deliver Australia’s largest specialist Forensic Pathology Centre.
This world-class facility was designed with sensitivity, to create a calm and seamless environment, providing greater dignity and respect for the deceased, their families and staff during times of pronounced distress and ultimately changing their experience of death.
Project in conjunction with @coxarchitecture @appcorp & Watpac
The Stolen Generation - A poem by Barbara Nicholson “Children were removed because the Aboriginal race was seen as an embarrassment to white Australia. The aim was to strip the children of their Aboriginality, and accustom them to live in a white Australia. The tragedy was compounded when the children, as they grew up, encountered the racism which shaped the policy, and found themselves rejected by the very society for which they were being prepared”
CALLING ALL VISITORS OR RESIDENTS ...the Yulara Night Market is on tonight! ✨
Come join us from 6-9pm at the Lions club, Perentie Rd - just down from the Outback Pioneer! There will be lots of local artwork and trinkets for sale and some yummy food too. Come find yourself something like Kathy Mumus
Irmangka Irmangka (Bush medicine) and support local Anangu artists.
My mother, one of three daughters of Dutch migrants to Australia, is a textile artist. One of my first jobs was helping her sew lampshades for a side business she ran from home, and I found a lot of joy in the sewing machine, the sewing process, something that was reflected in my year 12 art project that focussed on machine embroidered studies of photos I found of human corpses on rotten.com (☠ #goth ☠)
Recently I have fallen in love with #beading , a European #ancestral craft that I am consciously exploring with the intention to expand my art practice, which has, for the last 5 years or so, been predominantly concerned with exploring my paternal Aborignial lineage, and my relationship with "Australia" as a landmass, and as a nation. @dasnichtsnichtet_ took this sneaky photo of me today at the beginning of a three hour meditative bead colour-sorting process, and at the end I am mindful of all of my ancestors, whether I know their stories or not. I cannot separate myself from them. None of us can. I'm looking forward to exploring this medium as a new way to tell the stories of my ancestors, their journeys, their struggles, especially when it comes it comes to assimilation in the "Australian nation". I cannot speak for them, but they can speak through me, if I listen. #alwayswasalwayswillbe#aboriginalland
Feat. Excellent earrings by @littleconcretejungle 💙💙💙
Only five weeks away, and I couldn't help but come back for a few days on this territory of pureness and beauty. Standing on this rock at the top of the waterfall, my foot cooling down in the freshwater, watching the sun going down... this is my magical place 💫
One of the things I wanted to do with my 2 best friends from Ecuador was to show them one of the most special aboriginal areas close to home... #Wollumbin or #MtWarning
Coming from Ecuador, in South America that has a strong indigenous community that always tries to share their wisdom and protect their land, It made perfect sense to climb together and somehow go back in time and imagine how Australia was once, aboriginal land only, before being colonised by England.
We enjoyed every minute of our hike even when lacking of breath in the last steep part before making it to the summit. We were greeted by an amazing aboriginal man singing and playing his instruments ... the few people there were all quiet embracing the moment... very special.
There’s many sacred places in the world that must be seen as long as you go there with enormous respect, being thankful for the given opportunity. It is a cultural and spiritual experience. 🙏🏻
We remember that Tasmanian Adventures take place on an Ancient Land with Stories that run back before Time. We pay our respects to Elders Past and Present 🌏This is Aboriginal Land #strongcountrystrongpeople
Edith Richards working away in her iconic style this morning.
Edith also known as Imantura, has been based here since the hand back of the rock to its traditional owners in 1985. Edith has been acknowledged as one of the foremost resident experts in natural history, working previously as a National Park Senior Ranger and Traditional Consultant. She is an expert tracker and her work often represents the paths she has travelled and Kapi (waterholes/significant places) from her traditional country around Docker River.
Arnold Nippers' Kuniya and Liru tells the Tjukurpa Creation story of the Python Woman and Deadly Snake Man who fought in a battle here in Mutitjulu. Anangu feel strongly about continuing to teach and learn Tjukurpa (Creation Stories) to keep traditions and culture alive. Come visit us at Walkatjara Gallery to learn more about Anangu culture. $750, 66cm x 91cm. For sale enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote the catalogue number •18-3001 #ArnoldNipper
It's that time of year again, Kaliny-Kalinypa (honey grevillia) is here! These flowers can be soaked in water to make a delicious cordial, or the sweet nectar can be sucked straight from the plant. Mai wiru - good bush food.
The Kaliny Kalinypa can be seen in our art too. Nita Williamson paints fun colourful Kaliny Kalinypa in her signature style • $550, 61cm x 61 cm
email email@example.com and quote catalogue number 18- 3197 to purchase
Dear 18 year old Luke,
When you walk through the doors of Gorman House for your very first audition, you’re going to be nervous, lost and a little bit confused. You’ll question yourself 1000 times in the space of an hour and a half, heck you’ll even want to walk out. But little do you realise, this is the start of your contemporary dance journey.
You get a taste of what it’s like to be a full time dancer and want more. You apply to audition at NAISDA knowing that you’ll have to move out of home but don’t worry, your big sissy @jmelco333 will be with you! In your first year, you find yourself a leader of sorts, but why? This is also new to you and you have no idea what’s going on. You then learn the phrase “fake it til you make it”. During your second year you choose to audition for QUT. Don’t worry, your big sissy will be there for you again. •
You walk into the studio for induction, everyone turns and stares 🤦🏾♂️. The next two years will be the most challenging and just before you quit, you get a phone call that changes your life even more. “Hey mate this is Stephen Page here...” •
You walk through the doors at the wharf in Walsh Bay, everyone welcomes you with big hugs. My new family for the next 7 years. You’ll experience extreme happiness and extreme sadness, you’ll travel overseas and see the world but it’s the remote communities that capture your heart. •
Not a day goes by that you’ll miss your family and feel bad for missing out on weddings, funerals, birthdays and your nieces and nephews growing up. It’s their endless love and support that gets you through. •
Enjoy it while it lasts bala, because you’ll blink and it’ll be over... one day you’ll realise you are ready to move on.
RIP Bonita Mabo. ‘Mother of Native title’
Indigenous and South Sea Islander activist Bonita Mabo, wife of the late Eddie Mabo, has died. "Aunty Bonita's contribution to social justice and human rights for First Nations People and the Australian South Sea Islander recognition was monumental and relentless," "She was a woman of great strength. She was gentle, stoic and loving," "Like her husband, her legacy will always live on." The Mabo case was legally significant in Australia because it ruled the lands of this continent were not "terra nullius" or "land belonging to no-one" when European settlement(invasion) occurred.
Give a special gift this Christmas. Purchase an artwork now to ensure shipping before Christmas. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the catalogue number for further details.
Christine Brumby, Kungarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)
$450 • 18-2849
Andrea Adamson, Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters) 30x 30cm
$200 • 18-4038
Edith Richards, Tali (Sandhills)
83x 83cm $700 • 18-2913
Scott Wilford, Kapi (Waterhole Story)
102x 122cm $1800 • 18-3244