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Title

Faithfulness

2017


Artist

Blak Douglas (aka Adam Hill)

Australia


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 The amendment deleted part of section 51 of the Constitution and repealed section 127.


Details


Place where the work was made

Redfern Sydney New South Wales Australia


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


Artist information

Blak Douglas (aka Adam Hill)

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Redfern