Silent Arrow operates on Boonwurrung land and we recognise the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in our community. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. A treaty was never signed and sovereignty never ceded.
NAIDOC Week is held each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of world's longest continuing culture. The theme for 2019 is Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together for a shared future. and it's placing particular focus on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander desire for a treaty. Australia is the only Commonwealth country to have never signed a treaty with its indigenous population. A treaty would help voice the truth of colonisation in Australia, the systematic dismantling of a culture and the intergenerational trauma still felt across these peoples today.
This NAIDOC Week we would like to highlight some powerful Aboriginal artists voicing their truth.
5 Aboriginal Women Voicing Their Truth:
Aretha Brown is a talented artist and at 19 is already making waves across the art world with her powerful and political works.
Rachael Sarra is a designer, artist and illustrator, known for her bright and colourful art inspired by traditional motifs.
Charlotte Allingham is known for her often provocative illustrations of WOC, her art carries a message of equality and solidarity 🖤
(and she's the super talented illustrator of our hero image at the top of this blog!)
Party girl and definitely cooler than us, she a model, designer and DJ who's collaborated with some of Australia's most interesting brands.
Her music is powerful, rhythmic and ethereal and she melds her soulful voice with lyrics about growing up a WOC of both Aboriginal and Filipino decent.