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In My Eyes


Courtney Kidd

EVELYN SANDY, Kaa'uma, 1998, screenprint, dimensions unknown.

In many isolated communities the culture is the lifestyle and maintaining that lifestyle is about working. Sometimes that work happens to be art, as is the situation at Lockhart River, a community in the Cape York region of northern Australia. With an Indigenous population of 700 there are few job opportunities, but through the sustained commitment of the community, making art has become an occupation, regenerating the culture and bringing the community to the attention of outsiders. It is…

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