Excellent activity by strong men… Bravo!
Fantastic to know that this beautiful part of life – language – is being nurtured. Our white shame for the many lost languages — sad. too sad.
Elizabeth Mead: Why did you start a group of exclusively Aboriginal artists?
Vernon Ah Kee: One of the reasons was that, as artists, we were being largely ignored. We felt that we were making art that had something to say. But because of the context that we’re making our art in, the context that we live our lives in as Aboriginal people, and the subject matter that we wanted to talk about, we were being ignored. So we wanted to start up an artists’ group to say that we know that our ideas are valid because there are several of us who think like that. If we band together we’ll have a much more compelling voice.
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