At a glance, this is a pristine physical
and social environment, but there have been many breaches of respect by
industry and government of the land and its First Nations inhabitants.
Now is a time of redress. Environmental awareness and First Nations’ spiritual
renewal are on the rise and these artists are helping to make this state
of things more visible: a fake development company (Yuhasz), archival photographs
cataloguing ‘specimens’ (Jackson Johnson), and carved masks affirming a
traditional cultural practice (Bien).
Joanne Jackson Johnson