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Title

Faithfulness

2017

Artist

Alternate image of Faithfulness by Blak Douglas (aka Adam Hill)
Alternate image of Faithfulness by Blak Douglas (aka Adam Hill)
Alternate image of Faithfulness by Blak Douglas (aka Adam Hill)
Alternate image of Faithfulness by Blak Douglas (aka Adam Hill)
Alternate image of Faithfulness by Blak Douglas (aka Adam Hill)
Alternate image of Faithfulness by Blak Douglas (aka Adam Hill)
Alternate image of Faithfulness by Blak Douglas (aka Adam Hill)
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Redfern Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Cultural origin
    Dunghutti, Southeast region
    Date
    2017
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on Australian cotton canvas
    Dimensions
    150.0 x 150.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., synthetic polymer paint, 'B'. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Linna Le Boursicot. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program 2019
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    79.2019
    Copyright
    © Blak Douglas

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    Artist information
    Blak Douglas (aka Adam Hill)

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  • About

    “The 1967 'YES' campaign spearheaded by Faith Bandler was arguably the most significant vote in the course of Parliamentary history.

    I've referenced the baby's face used in the second round of promotion of the YES campaign. In this piece, I've chosen to montage the face within the Union Jack to represent ownership. Distinguishable in the background are stylised prison bars. The piece has been executed in 'dot' form designed to easily identify the baby as being Aboriginal and also as a homage to my famed countryman Robert Campbell Junior.” Blak Douglas 2018

    The 1967 referendum (Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) 1967) gave the Commonwealth Parliament power to make laws with respect to Aboriginal people across Australia. It also made it possible to include Aboriginal people in national censuses. The amendment deleted part of section 51 of the Constitution and repealed section 127.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Redfern