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This artwork tells a story of strength. I was back home on Kirrae Whurrong country a few weeks ago (August) and my Uncle was telling me a story of how him and my nan were moved around a lot when they were little.
There was one story in particular that really stuck with me, one where when he was 5 they moved to Naarm (Melbourne). When they arrived they were told they were not allowed to stay because they were Aboriginal, but they also were not allowed to get back on the train home (to Warrnambool). Him, my nan and their mum (my granny) had to walk from Melbourne to Warrnambool, but only during the night when no one could see them. I asked why it had to be dark and he said "we would have got shot".
Their strength and their connection to culture amazes me, when they grew up in a time where it was so difficult to live, even day by day.
Language: Peek Whurrong
Year of completion: 2023 (September)
Copyright Merindah-Gunya 2023
Poster Paper (160gsm)
- 210gsm Heavy weighted coated paper
- Matte Finish
- Unframed Only
Fine Art Paper (320gsm)
- 320gsm Museum Grade Textured Cotton Rag
- All Fine Art Prints are printed using Epson Fine Art printer using Giclee Archival Inks
- 2cm border around the outside of each unframed paper print (please email us if you would not like the print to have a border)
Fine Art Paper (320gsm) + Shadow Box Frame
- 320gsm Museum Grade Textured Cotton Rag printed using Epson Fine Art printer using Giclee Archival Inks
- Artwork is mounted to acid-free backing
- Raw Tasmanian Oak Frame, Black Frame and White Frame options
- Ready to hang with String
- Acrylic - 99% UV filtering. Reflective. Softer than glass so can scratch when cleaning, care must be taken
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