Artist Warwick Keen recently exhibited Burra Bee Dee at COFAspace, the UNSW’s Art & Design gallery in Paddington.The work tells the story of his mother’s Home country in the Coonabarabran area and presents photos which visually hover between documented truth and experienced reality. It evokes enquiry and curiosity in the viewer.M&G caught up with Warwick to find out more. First up Warwick, tell us about Mary Jane Cain?Mary Jane Cain is my great, great grandmother. In the 1890’s she wrote to Queen Victoria’s representative in Australia, the Governor of NSW asking for some land to be given back to the Aboriginal people of the Coonabarabran North-western NSW area, so that they could get on with their own lives and become independent and self sustaining. As a result of my great, great grandmother’s persistence in advocating for the rights of her people the Governor bequeathed a total of 600 acres to Mary Jane with the proviso that it be shared and utilised for the good of the entire Aboriginal community.
via At Home: Warwick Keen and Burra Bee Dee :: MGNSW.
THEY have gone to a Fancy Restaurant for Katrox’s Birthday. How pleased Izzy would be.
lead me along an ancient path.
The Grace I Seek
I pray for the following graces: to be more aware of how God is near; to trust in God’s personal care and love for me.
Then there is no need to be scared even of the malice being directed this way. No worries at all. Today I went shopping in Bellingen and I didn’t do too badly. A lot of gentle self talk and no reprimanding. I tried to do the meeting but couldn’t sit still long enough. Nonetheless I waited outside and chatted. Max was there and quite beautiful.
Now I am home and its Facetime with Eden. Very tired and a nose bleed and backing the Malice out of the door. Silly children.
Consider: How does God gaze upon me? How open am I to receiving this intimacy?
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NT Aboriginal child removal ….. researcher says numbers have increased threefold since 2007Posted on 10/11/2014 Tagged Aboriginal people, aboriginal, indigenous news, Indigenous broadcasting,, Indigenous broadcasting, indigenous news, NT Aboriginal child removal, out of home careAlarming data on the removal of Aboriginal children from their families in the Northern Territory reveals the number has grown by more than three times since the Howard coalition Government Intervention in 2007.Paddy Gibson a Central Australian based researcher with the University of Technology Sydney says with almost 800 Aboriginal kids in the NT now in out of home care…the aggressive attitude is not improving outcomes and there are no indicators to demonstrate things are getting better.Mr Gibson says under the watch of the current Minister for Child Protection, John Elferink, the system has seen its biggest influx of kids.
via NT Aboriginal child removal ….. researcher says numbers have increased threefold since 2007 | CAAMA.
|A willingness to share
|Valid during several weeks: At this time you are inclined to identify your ego with what you own and what you value. You may consider your financial position to be a sign of your personal worth. If you have money, you feel that you are a good person. If you don’t, you feel bad and discouraged, quite aside from anything you have accomplished. You act as if you are what you have. You may become overly touchy about your beliefs, opinions and desires in some area and get into arguments about their merit or worth. On the other hand, you are willing to use your possessions to get work done. If you have something that can help you accomplish a task, you will use it. Once you have got over petty ego problems with your possessions, you will allow others to use what you have, so long as they acknowledge your willingness to share.
|Transit selected for today (by user):
Mars in 2nd house, 2,
activity period from 11 November 2014 until beginning of December 2014
|Valid during several weeks: This can be a time of intense ego conflicts with others, and you are very likely to be the loser if you are not careful. Your ambitions in various areas may provoke others to try to stop you because they feel threatened. Or it may be that you come across people whose goals are intrinsically opposed to yours. This may happen in any area of your life; most commonly it will affect your public and social life, but it can also affect your personal and domestic life.During your first run-ins with others, you will probably be very bitter and antagonistic, but you will also become cautious about venting your anger. The result is that you will constantly be in a state of suppressed rage. Then someone who has nothing to do with your mood may be the victim of a sudden unexpected burst of anger. Needless to say, that is not the way to win anyone over.You must not get discouraged by the failures you experience at this time. This period will not last, and you can consider it a testing time for yourself and your ambitions. There is no need to assume that your present setbacks are permanent.
|The interpretation above is for your transit selected for today:
Saturn square Mars, , exact at 20:50
activity period from 5 November 2014 until 22 November 2014
Well I have certainly been having the setbacks. A saturn squaring Mars eh ? Bum to that. Just a bit longer to go.
|Valid during many months: This influence will expose you to ways of looking at the world that are quite different from any you have known before. The alternate states of consciousness designated by this influence are not terrifying or confusing. Instead, you are much more likely to experience a widening interest in the greater depths of the universe and an increased ability to perceive them. Your intuition will be enormously heightened at this time, and if you have any innate psychic talents, they will appear now. You will be increasingly interested in the occult and astrology, and these disciplines will give you understandings that you have never had before. It is quite likely that you will have an enlightenment experience – a perception of your true place in the universe – on some level that is meaningful to you.Idealism is also part of your life now, but its nature is very abstract. You are much more interested in philosophical truth and absolutes than in practical reforms in the world around you. The exception to this is that you could become directly and practically involved with the plight of the underprivileged. You might work to reform conditions in a hospital or other such institution.Another consequence of this influence is that you may become involved with a religious or spiritual movement that works for social reform – a movement motivated not by political doctrines.
|Transit selected for today (by user):
Neptune trine Uranus, ,
activity period end of March 2013 until end of January 2015