Federation-Square

‘The sun is dying,’ I said, looking up.
The sun really looked like it was dying, shot by the force of the Earth’s rotation and the inevitable pull of time. The sky was a hue of rosy pink, catching the last brilliant lights left scattered across the horizon.
‘If it’s dying, why does it have to be so magnificent?’ he asked.
'I guess the sun likes being grand.’
He took my hand and warmed it in his without saying a word. Everything around us turned quiet - the humming traffic, the whispering passer-bys, the occasional rustle of autumn leaves. We were walking along Central. The giant clock at Federation square showed 5:40pm. Our movements were slow, sedated - anything but hurried. If the sun really was dying, we were very much alive.
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Group Exhibition - ‘Hide Away’ opens this Friday at No Vacancy Gallery, located in Federation Square, Melbourne. So nice to be exhibiting alongside friends [Carla McRae, Rob Bowers, Seth Searle and Alice Kazam] 

Looking forward to seeing / meeting you there! 

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Here’s a few photos I took from the NAIDOC march in Melbourne today!

We started from the Aboriginal Health Service and marched into Federation Square. At the intersection of Bourke and Swanston Street, we all gathered in a circle. We danced, listened to music and connected with the land. Later on, we formed an even bigger circle when we got to the intersection of Flinders and Swanston Street. There, we held a coroboree again. A young woman also sang “Took The Children Away” by Uncle Archie Roach. After then arriving at Federation Square, there was a small concert with performances from Bart Willoughby & Band and Uncle Johnny Lovett.

There was a massive turnout today with lots of talk about land rights, the issues we have to overcome in our communities and sovereignty. We’re becoming more awakened and vocal. If we keep this up, we will be able to get a movement happening. A movement to end Black oppression in Australia, to begin the process of writing treaties and to ensure that our land, laws and peoples are wholly acknowledged and respected. The road to healing starts now!

To reaffirm what the marshals were protesting through their megaphones; “pump those Black fists, raise your flags and speak up!”

Keep being deadly, you mob!

anonymous asked:

were u at the melb rally today? i saw someone with very curly hair and a fancy camera and thought it might have been you

Alas no sorry I was at the Vic Arts Centre and then around Federation Square with my girlfriend. I’m on holiday for her Birthday so have been busy doing a bunch of cool things. Glad my stunt double could attend though.