Deathscapes

Calling States to Account 14k - Boneta-Marie Mabo

Deathscapes

Immersed in the fight for justice

This artwork depicts a woman diving into a body of water without clothes. We view the woman from below as she swims towards us.

[imagecaption] ‘A Little Bit of Breath – Meg Rodaughan, Jaadwa Jadawadjali’, Immersed Exhibition, oil on canvas, 122x122cm, 2018. Artwork: Boneta-Marie Mabo. ‘Meg  … evokes … a figure immersed in her beliefs. … To find justice for Indigenous peoples, she dives in face first.’ – Dr Jenny Murray-Jones [/imagecaption]

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‘First Nations women are over-represented in systems of control. Our lives are treated as an inconvenience to white society. Our existence unsettles white Australia because it is a reminder that First Nations people are still here, that sovereignty was never ceded. Even though we are surrounded by ugliness, we immerse ourselves in the fight for equality and justice.’

Boneta-Marie Mabo, Piadram/Mumbarra artist


 


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