“An exhibition by artists honouring the Uluru Statement From the Heart”
Walking Together – From Heart to Heart is a group exhibition of paintings, sculpture and mixed media works. It offers a very personal response to the Uluru Statement from The Heart.
As a group of non-Indigenous female artists living on unceded Gumbaynggirr and Dunghutti Country we accept the gracious invitation given to us by First peoples – to walk together for a better future.
Responding through the power of creativity is our small way of adding our voice toward positive change, acknowledging that this is complex and contested terrain.
The works in the exhibition draw from our personal experiences of growing up or emigrating to an Australia that did not see or celebrate itself as home to the oldest living culture on earth, stretching back over 65,000 years. It did not understand or accept sovereignty as a spiritual notion, “the ancestral tie between the land, or ‘mother nature’ and First peoples.” Instead, it sought to silence First peoples, to disempower and subjugate. It is a hard truth.
We reflect on this through our works and see the Uluru Statement from the Heart as an invitation to walk together toward a better future, to celebrate and embrace First people’s culture as a precious gift to all of us.