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
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.
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