Faith presents an artistic exploration of the 1967 Referendum, its people and impact featuring
The Left Field Collective and their mentors. Inspired by activist Faith Bandler AC (1918 – 2015)
who was instrumental in the fight for acknowledgment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
people in Australia, the artists have responded to Faith as a person and broader ideas of faith in
the individual and society.
Coordinated by Orana Arts in partnership with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Faith presents
newly commissioned works by participating artists from The Left Field Collective Colin Brooks Jnr,
Lachlan Goolagong, Aleshia Lonsdale, Paris Norton and Alex Nixon. This project is a long-term
initiative that has supported the professional development of emerging contemporary Aboriginal
artists from the Dubbo region underpinned by a belief that their work, stories and experiences
must be shared.
Through the program artists are paired with leading Aboriginal contemporary artists, to challenge,
explore and develop their practice. Alongside the Left Field Collective, Faith presents work from
mentor artists Blak Douglas, Karla Dickens, Nicole Monks, Chico Monks and Jason Wing.
Exhibition launch: Saturday 7 October, 1-4pm
Image credit: Paris Norton, Her (detail)