State Library Queensland

Sovereign Stories | Black&Write!

Meanjin (Brisbane, Queensland)

Saltwater People worked with SLQ and the black&write! team to create the exhibition design and visual identity that celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and the 10 yr Anniversary of the black&write! Program. Kambarni (Kam Bin Salleh) created the central artwork, telling the story of First Nation’s sovereignty of Australia. Design Lead, Hon delivered a warm and engaging visual…

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About the Artwork

Kambarni’s family are from the Nimunburr and Yawuru people of the Kimberley and the Ballardong Noongar people of the Perth region in Western Australia. Kambarni’s artwork reflects ideas of cultural ownership and sovereignty as witnessed through the eyes of a child, overseen by an Elder.…

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