Artist: Jack Green
Our Country is Alive…. – 2021
Paintings – Acrylic on Canvas – 40 x 40 cm (pre-stretched)
People talk about mines being in the middle of nowhere, at great distances from the places the Whitefellas fly in from to work there. But it’s not in the middle of nowhere.Mines sit on our country, right amongst a network of sacred sites and cultural places that give us life.
This land is covered in songlines and stories that go all the back to the dreamtime – out spirits are all through the land. When people cut up and scar the land, they scar us…it hurts.