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Aboriginal art: remembering and healing

“Growing up, I would sit with my mother and grandmother and listen to the stories of our traditional customs, hunting and gathering, creation and dreaming stories, animals in the area and daily practices. My mother guided me in translating these stories through a variety of techniques and tools onto canvas and other forms of art,” says Kuku Yalanji woman and Anglicare Southern Queensland staff member Lalania Tusa

Kabi Kabi, Koa and Yuin artist Stevie O’Chin introduced her 'Being Together' dot painting to Archbishop Phillip Aspinall on 24 January 2020 in St Martin's House, Brisbane in the lead up to the Archbishop's 2020 Diocesan annual theme 'Being Together: Practising Peacemaking' launch
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Ancient Aboriginal practice meets Divine Christian call

A stunning Aboriginal dot painting has been commissioned to commemorate Archbishop Phillip Aspinall’s 2020-2022 Diocesan ‘Being Together’ theme, fittingly upholding our community’s commitment to Reconciliation and our call as a Church to seek unity and holiness

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First Nations ‘icons’ – a portal to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Spiritualities

“The purpose of our recent meditation gathering was to create a space for reflection and learning using, as our ‘portal’, three magnificent paintings collectively depicted in the Bible Society’s ‘Christian Book of the Year 2017’, Our Mob, God’s Story, which features over 115 paintings by 65 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from around Australia,” says St Matthew’s, Holland Park parishioner, Randal Dennings