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Congratulations to Margaret Rarru Garrawurra for winning the 2022 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA). Her award-winning work powerfully references her cultural identity and the long-lasting relationships between Yolŋu people and the people of Indonesia—and it’s exhibiting in Darwin alongside other NATSIAA winners and finalists.
Why aren’t more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions of power in the art world, and what needs to change? Wardandi (Nyoongar) Aboriginal woman and senior curator Clothilde Bullen explores these questions.
David Fairbairn’s deeply felt, emotive portraits are a soulful meditation on ageing and companionship. For Drawn Together at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Fairbairn has brought new dimensions to his ongoing study of intimacy.
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