Arts and Craft (Post#27) : “Greeting from Rottnest” By Sally Morgan
Photos of the day are all about the painting entitled “Greeting from Rottnest” made by Sally Morgan that is being displayed in Rottnest Island Museum. At first that I found this banner, I thought that it was just nothing but, it caught my eyes because it shows modern people above and people’s bone at the bottom. Then, when I read the excerpts included at the bottom of the banner, then I realized that it shows the reality even at the time of my visit in the island, because even myself, if I did not visit the museum is most likely ignorant to the Rottnest dark past.
“Greeting from Rottnest” was painted in 1988 as response to bicentennial of the colonization of Australia. In summary it depicts tourist visiting Rottnest Island standing above the unmarked graves of Aboriginal prisoners which forgotten. The tourists are smiling for photographs and underneath the buried aboriginals and showing their shield eyes from the sun and metaphorically from island’s history. Morgan, the painter is a local artist and author where she frankly look at the history of the place. These photos are part of Rottnest Island Tour October 2016.
Photo : painting, “Greeting from Rottnest” By Sally Morgan
Location : Rottnest Island WA, Australia
1. Join Day Tours from Perth where different options are available or
2. Take cruise to the island with your own or rented boat
Official Website : Rottnest Island