Artist: Jack Green
Grab a few Black Fellas – 2021
Paintings – Acrylic on Canvas – 40 x 40 cm (pre-stretched)
Lots of organisations that are meant to be run by Aboriginal people are here saying they are doing what’s right for us, but they are not really listening…. They grab a few black fellas that they think will be easy to deal with, pay them and keep them happy with extra things like motor cars and trips around the place and other chicken feed.
Behind the scenes are White fella managers and CEO’s that think they run everything and they aren’t really listening – just saying they are listening, ticking boxes and then doing whatever they want. Making sure they keep a few Aboriginal people well fed and looked after – ones that they choose because they are easy to convince of something, easy to get them to sign things.
This s not Aboriginal way, they are running things ‘wrong way’…..right way is when they sit down with all the people and talk things through and make decisions together – out in the open, under a tree or something like that where everyone feels like they can take part. They think everyone is tricked…but some of us are watching…..