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**Gail Mabo *Tagai* 2020, on display in the *Under the stars* exhibition** © Gail Mabo

*Tagai* has significance to the people of the Zendah Kes (Torres Straits), and has a powerful connection to Gail Mabo’s father, Eddie Koiki Mabo.

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Gail Mabo Tagai 2020, on display in the Under the stars exhibition © Gail Mabo

Tagai has significance to the people of the Zendah Kes (Torres Straits), and has a powerful connection to Gail Mabo’s father, Eddie Koiki Mabo.

AGNSW collection Carlene West Tjitjiti 2014

AGNSW collection Carlene West Tjitjiti 2014

Tjitjiti is the site of a great salt lake, and Carlene West’s birthplace. In the late 1990s she and other Spinifex artists began painting to evidence their innate connection to Country. Their land was returned in 2000.

AGNSW collection Djambawa Marawili AM Lorr 2015

AGNSW collection Djambawa Marawili AM Lorr 2015

Djambawa Marawili actively coordinated the Federal Court sea claim in 2004, which eventuated in the High Court determining in 2008 that Aboriginal people own the land between the low and high water mark.