Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Wayne Quilliam Exhibition - Canberra
Watching Kevin Rudd on the tele last night it was hard not to like the man. As a global statesman and Australia's leader his genuine grief over the devastating fires in Victoria, and his open disgust at the people who started some of the fires, was refreshing and humbling at the same time. Then again, this is the only Australian Prime Minister to say 'Sorry' to the tangata whenua of the land for the displacement policies which caused so much damage for so many years. To mark 'The Apology', prominent Aboriginal photographer Wayne Quilliam will curate an exhibition of photographs taken on the day. Quilliam says 'the work is a reflection of peoples emotions representing the essence of the day which is why I titled it More Than A Word.
More Than A Word will be opened by Kevin Rudd at Parliament House, Canberra ACT on 13 Feburary 2009