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Sunday Floating Life photo 25: Gordon Syron at South Sydney Uniting Church

05 Jul

There is currently an exhibition of Indigenous artist Gordon Syron at South Sydney Uniting Church.

Gordon does not paint dots. "My strength in painting is political", says Syron. "I use satire and raw imagery to send a message that Australian History has left out the Aboriginal people and their stories. Art is a way to convey and tell these stories. By turning around the picture – for instance to dress Aboriginal people in Redcoats and black boots and have white people standing naked holding spears on the shore when the first fleet arrived, as in my painting The Black Bastards Are Coming, it makes people understand and comprehend history in a different way."…

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