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Aboriginal artists put spotlight on Northern Territory Intervention

….“The NT Intervention contravenes 25 articles under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and 20 articles under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights……..Whatever your opinion of the Intervention, this show will inform and provoke.

iNTervention Intervention
Curated by Teena McCarthy and Brendan Penzer
The Vanishing Point gallery
565 King Street, Newtown, Sydney
January 13-30

Artists challenge NT intervention whitewashing | Green Left Weekly, January 25, 2011 By Lauren Carrol Harris, Sydney “……..iNTervention Intervention, an art exhibition featuring the response by artists to the ongoing Northern Territory intervention into Aboriginal communities, brings the spotlight back on a crucial but rarely discussed political issue.

Eighteen artists (three of whom live in the Northern Territory) engaging with the controversial set of policies that were initiated by the Howard government, and intensified by Rudd……

…..Both Labor and Liberal governments have used the 2007 “The Little Children are Sacred” report, which outlined serious problems of child abuse and neglect in remote NT Aboriginal communities, as a justification to impose the Intervention. Meanwhile, the intervention ignored all the report’s recommendations, including that “genuine consultation with Aboriginal people” be conducted before any policy changes….

….“The NT Intervention contravenes 25 articles under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and 20 articles under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights……..

This show is not polite – it’s engaging and fierce, and all the artists take an audacious approach to their subject matter. It is also perhaps the first show that takes up the Intervention. Hopefully it marks the start of a conversation between the art world and the rest of society about this subject.

Emphatic and expressive, many of the artists’ works are borne out of a firsthand experience of the quiet violence taking place in the NT, and are a warning against complacency.

Whatever your opinion of the Intervention, this show will inform and provoke.

Artists challenge NT intervention whitewashing | Green Left Weekly

January 26, 2011 - Posted by | Resources

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