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Honour and Respect

Honour and Respect


50 x 50 cm

Acrylic on canvas

Ready to hang


From the 2022 Top Views exhibition.


The Barak building is in honour of William Barak, the last traditional Elder of the Wurundjeri-Willam clan. His portrait can be seen overlooking Melbourne, down Swanston Street.


Barak was an artist and an advocate for Aboriginal social justice. 


It is a 32-storey building with Barak’s face on two sides while the Northern and Western facades have what looks like a heat map or topographic map featuring eight colours.


One interesting feature, below the face, is discs that spell “Wurundjeri I am who I am” in braille.


The map is oriented to the North.


The painting is continued around the sides of the canvas.


Signed on the front and authenticated on the back.


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