Crown Land (to the ends of the earth)
Al Ma'mal (The Tile Factory)
Aboriginal artist Ryan Presley re-imagines the icon of St George as an allegory of the Northern Territory “Intervention”—or the new regime of discipline over Aboriginal lives inaugurated in 2007. The icon depicts a young Aboriginal woman caught in a canyon between the towers of mining and banking corporations on one side, and the military-industrial presence of US garrisons in north Australia on the other. It is an image that speaks at once of a powerful defiance, and at the same tie to the failure of existing tropes of political ‘good’ in the face of renewed waves of dispossession.
Jshow VIII Artists
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