Original Oil Painting on Canvas
80 x 100 cm
1992 Beasts and Beauties
This piece is a celebration of the Alice Springs women’s protest against ‘the grog’. They showed their concerns for the bad influences alcohol was having on their community and their children by staging a bare breasted march through the town of Alice Springs a few years ago. Alcohol has wrecked many generations of Aboriginal societies as it has provided a ‘forget me’ type of solution to the sense of loss of purpose for many Aboriginals since the displacement that took place only a few hundred years ago. There has never really been a reconciliation for the bizarre disruption to their culture and the patronising Bandaid solution applied by white do-gooders. Nothing much has changed.