Thursday, November 10th, 2022
Maddison Gibbs
Winner of the Fisher’s Ghost Aboriginal Art Award

Congratulations to Maddison Gibbs, who has been announced as the winner of the Aboriginal Art Award in the 2022 Fisher’s Ghost Art Exhibtion.  

Maddison writes:

‘Removed speaks to ancient bond between the Dingo and

Aboriginal people since the beginning of time, focusing on the interconnection with Aboriginal women and dingoes, past and present colonial invasion.

The ancient symbiotic relationship between the original dog and original people speaks to the intimate historical bond such as Aboriginal women raising/breastfeeding

dingo pups for heat, hunting, alarms, locating water and more.

Since colonial invasion and introduced colonial pastoral animals, the attempted eradication of the dingo added to the decline of Aboriginal women’s status, role, mental

health, traditional knowledge and connections.

The breastplate-like dingo trap trigger contains the western mathematical symbol greater than, denotes an inequality between two values.’

‘Removed’, digital print on lucia fine art paper, 152.4 x 101.6cm