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Aunty Barbara McGrady Photography Display

NAIDOC 2022

Pictures are worth a thousand words - Aunty Barbara McGrady

 

Gomeroi woman, Aunty Barb McGrady is a leading photojournalist and community elder within Glebe. For NAIDOC Week, Broadway Sydney is showcasing some of her work in a display in centre (travelators from Ground to level 1) in partnership with Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative.

 

Artist Statement:

I strive to tell a story and evoke an emotion.

The 2022 NAIDOC theme "Get Up, Stand Up, Show Up" speaks to me as an Aboriginal person living in an urban environment in my community of Glebe.
 
As a child growing up in a small town on Gamilaroi/Gomeroi country, my existence and belonging, getting up, standing up and showing up as an Aboriginal person was intrinsic to me.
 
I reside & work on the land of the Gadigal people to which I pay my respects. My images capture the passion and achievements of contemporary Aboriginal culture and history through a 'black lens'.