DOUBLE FRONT (Camden White/Lone Pine) forges a connection between two Stolen Generations in Australia's history. The young men who lost their lives in the Turkish peninsula, and the Indigenous Australian's who fought (are still fighting?) their own war, here on home soil. One of these wars is an anchor for national pride, the other a thorn in the side of our Australian psyche. Each of these Stolen Generations are the result of British Imperialism and bureaucratic blunder.

 

The Camden White Gum has become a personal metaphor for all Indigenous Australian's. The Eucalypt is an endangered species, only found in its original habitat in a small pocket of the country. Its threatened existence is purely the result of European intervention since the arrival of the First Fleet.

 

This work was first displayed as a part of the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, 2015

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