To the authorities & organizations: our Aboriginal Tent Embassy doesn’t recognize any Australian government, state or territories for its purposes of sovereignty over its land or peoples.
By order of Myadobul (Myland)
“Dingo proof fence” 1989 by Lin Onus
“Dingo proof fence is one of a group of six sculptures of dingoes by Lin Onus. While at Lake Eyre, Lin Onus discovered the dingoes: animals with strong survival instincts, skill and dignity. He saw strong parallels between the dingoes and
Aboriginal people – the fight against extinction, the survival of a race, the adaptation to new and imposed environments. The dingoes became like a totem in his life and art and he made them uniquely Aboriginal by painting stripes along
their bodies in the four colours traditionally created from natural pigments (white, ochre, red and black).” Gloria Morales
“Cerca à prova de Dingos é uma das seis esculturas de dingos criadas por Lin Onus. Aquando no lago Eyre, Lin Onus
descobriu os dingos: animais com fortes extintos de sobrevivência, destreza e dignidade. Ele viu fortes analogias entre os dingos e o povo Aborígene – a luta contra a extinção, a sobrevivência da raça, a adaptação a novos e impostos
ambientes. Os dingos tornaram-se como um totem na sua vida e arte e ele tornou-os unicamente Aborígenes pintando-lhes listas ao longo dos seus corpos com 4 cores tradicionalmente criadas de pigmentos naturais (branco, ocre, vermelho e preto).” Gloria Morales
“Red White and Blue” 2008 by Danie Mellor
“The famous monkeys who saw nothing, spoke nothing and heard nothing were the inspiration for these
kangaroos,…they stand for the muted position of a culture that was dominated, undermined by loss of language and displacement and ultimately the deliberate attempt to curtail a way of life and the natural resources of the original inhabitants of the land.”
“Os famosos macacos que nada viram, nada falaram e nada ouviram, foram a inspiração
para estes Cangurus,… eles representam a silenciada posição de uma cultura que foi dominada, minada pela perda do idioma e deslocamento e finalmente a tentativa deliberada para restringir um modo de vida e os recursos naturais dos
habitantes originais da terra.”
"Austracism" 2003 by Vernon Ah Kee
"I'm not racist but.. I don't know why Aboriginal people can't look after their houses properly and...I'm not racist but... Aboriginal people weren't doing anything with the land before we came and..."
"Treasure Island" 2005 by Daniel Boyd
It’s a map (of Australia) with a random pattern of coloured segments and the name – and work’s title – ‘Treasure
Island’ in cursive script across the centre. The map is a replica of one drawn up in 1994 for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, showing the 300-plus Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language groups in the country. Before European settlement these clans lived harmoniously with their environment; their culture a rich and intricate heritage grounded in profound knowledge. For an Indigenous person, this map represents sadness and loss as well as strength of culture. It reminds us of just how many of our people since 1788 have been dispossessed and denied access to our language, lands and basic human rights; yet it’s also a beacon of hope as Australia’s Indigenous people have shown great resilience and strength in surviving as the world’s oldest living cultures.
"Ash on me" 2008 by Tony Albert
Cinzeiros da época decorados com imagens de indígenas de vários lugares e países.
"Kapt’n Koori" 1985 by Lin Onus
Lin Onus created an Indigenous role model to rival Superman, for his son, Tiriki.