NAIDOC WEEK: Selling and showcasing Indigenous art in a pandemic
The spirit of NAIDOC Week embracing and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture was felt from afar this year.
With this year’s theme being “Always was, always will be”, it was influenced not only by the pandemic, but also the Black Lives Matter Movement, and the justice and recognition of Indigenous Australians.
Indigenous art and crafts are an integral way to communicate heritage and stories, and also a livlihood for many Indigenous Australians. Luckily, creators have been able to showcase and sell their works via an online market hosted by Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies which is usually held in person.
Danny spoke to artist and Worimi woman Krystal Hurst.
This photo is a projection of one of Krystal’s works on the National Carillion in Canberra. The image has been provided by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.