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Monday, 4 July 2022

Monday Murals - Always was, Always will be

Another mural painted for the "No more blank walls festival" in April this year. Can be seen in Astor Lane, which covers what I presume to be the walls where rubbish/thrash bins are kept.

Painted by Aboriginal artist J.D.Penangke, initials that come from her name Jade Dolman and Penangke (pen-ung-gah) which is her skin name inherited from her father's line.


     



“Always Was, Always Will Be” is now often chanted at different gatherings, protests and rallies as a reminder that First Nations people have and will continue to fight for their lands and their rights.``

36 comments:

  1. ...a great mural that highlights an ongoing problem!

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  2. I have NO idea why I couldn't link last week, but I held my breath this week and it worked.

    I am glad you shared this and its significance. The exterior is so different from the interior where the words bring you into the scene. Thanks for this, Sami. I'm glad First Nations people are fighting for what is rightfully theirs. I only wish our Native Americans would do more of the same.

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    1. When I saw it I thought two different artists had painted it as the interior and exterior were quite different. Thanks Elizabeth

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  3. Very nice images -- I was quite puzzled about the structure! Is it still used for trash bins? Do they hide the message?

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes the bins would be hidden from the street in that cubicle. I don't think they would hide the message as they might only reach up to the middle of the wall. Thanks Mae

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  4. I like how they are getting the message across, they should be standing up for their land, it's much the same here with the Maori.

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    1. Yes, similar concerns in both countries. Thanks Amy

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  5. I love these two silhouettes that look like children's drawings. I wish I could draw like that again

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    1. We used to call them "stick figures" like all the kids draw. Thanks Kwarkito

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  6. That's a nice one for NAIDOC week, which maybe has just ended.

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    1. Thanks Andrew. Naidoc week started yesterday 3rd goes until 10th, the mural was quite unintentional, just chose it for today, but worked out well.

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  7. Indigenous peoples the world over are struggling for recognition and justice. I wish them great success.

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  8. Um mural com uma mensagem muito clara.
    Boa semana

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  9. Very important mural. My teamleader N and I always honor them when we work in ACOMIS and download the "native content". He was in your country, too, and loved it as much. Will we meet next weekend?

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    1. Thanks Iris. Yes we arrive on Sunday 10th. Pls send me your mobile on Messenger or email, so we can let you know when we are available. We leave Cologne at 9,15am.

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  10. An important message and reminder.

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  11. Dear Sami, My Link went wrong. It links to last weeks post. The correct link is https://christinapictures.wordpress.com/2022/07/04/flowers-on-the-wall/. sorry about that. Entered the link on my data pad and it is easier to enter on the computer than on the data pad. I wish you all a good week!

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    1. Hi Christina, I've now linked the right mural. Sorry when I commented on your mural I hadn't yet read my comments.

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  12. Great message, Nice mural work.

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  13. I haven't heard "skin name" before. Our indigenous also continue to fight for their rights.

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    1. Thanks Jackie. The Aboriginals have a very complex naming system.

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  14. I really like the colours and patterns of this one as well as the message, Sami.

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  15. Gostei de ver, Sami.
    Em despedida, por algum tempo, venho desejar-lhe sa├║de e bem-estar
    em dias luminosos de paz e contentamento.
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    1. Obrigada Majo, boas ferias e descanso. Tambem parto de ferias daqui a 2 dias :)

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  16. Interesting. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

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