Invasion Day 2019: Ethical Martini’s image catalogue

January 28, 2019

This is a watermarked catalogue of all the photos I took at the Melbourne #InvasionDay rally on 26 January 2019.

I had a particular interest in documenting all of the homemade signs and placards. A lot of people went to quite a bit of trouble to get their points across with humour and sharp politics.

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The images are in seven different galleries. Scroll down, click an image to enlarge it.

Gallery 1: Stop pretending your racism is patriotism

Gallery 2: Respect Existence or Expect Resistance

Gallery 3: Abolish Australia Day

Gallery 4: I am the future / I am not the problem

Gallery 5: Stop black deaths in custody

Gallery 6: No pride in genocide / Cook was a crook

Gallery 7: Burn Australia / Abolish Australia Day

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People making a point at Invasion Day 2019

January 28, 2019

Tens of thousands of Melbournians came out to mark Invasion Day 2019. As part of my art practice for the year I am going to document as many homemade protest placards as I can.

There was a strong emphasis on black deaths in custody this year, which is hardly surprising as they continue to occur at an alarming rate. As of August 2018, 147 Aboriginal people have died in police custody or in jail. The number today 28 January 2019 is over 150.

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Many of the deceased were honoured on Invasion Day 2019

There is no pride in genocide

A lot of people took up the genocide theme in 2019