TITLE: A Dog’s breakfast (2018)
MEDIUM: Synthetic polymer on canvas
SIZE: 150 x 200cm
PRICE: POA – firstname.lastname@example.org
STATEMENT: A dog’s breakfast
The 1980 Azaria Chamberlain case was arguably the most famous blackest white fella legal case in modern history. Allegorically, the lynch mob mentality that ensued reminded us of the recurring acts perpetrated on Aboriginal peoples since the inception of the colony. The dismal foundering of the Northern Territory Police & Government couldn’t be better epitomised metaphorically than the classic colloquialism- ‘a dog’s breakfast’. Being granted the opportunity to revisit the case and respond directly through this artwork has been both nostalgic and satisfying.