CODA Studio is re-thinking the Australia Day public holiday.
Our studio will remain open and active on Thursday 26th and closed on Friday 27th January.
It begins, I think, with that act of recognition. Recognition that it was we who did the dispossessing. We took the traditional lands and smashed the traditional way of life. It was our ignorance and our prejudice. And our failure to imagine these things being done to us. We failed to ask, how would I feel if this was done to me? As a consequence, we failed to see that what we were doing degraded all of us.
Paul Keating, Redfern, NSW 1992
Image: Daniel Boyd, Untitled (detail) 2013