This poster depicts an artwork featuring a dendroglyph at its centre by Aboriginal artist Fernanda Martins. Dendroglyphs are usually single trees with abstract linear or figurative designs carved into their outer bark and are associated with Aboriginal cultural sites. The poster was published as part of the 'We Have Survived' series in 1988. Produced by the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative, with the assistance of the Northern and Central Land Councils, this series comprised special edition posters on the theme 'We have survived'. Participating artists created artworks which both celebrated Indigenous art and culture as well as explored the legal, justice and social issues affecting the lives of Indigenous Australians. Themes addressed included colonisation, land rights, sovereignty, unequal access to education, and the Stolen Generations.

Physical Description

Colour ink on paper. Untitled. Features an artwork depicting a bush scene at night. In the centre is a carved tree (dendroglyph) surrounded by Aboriginal men with white painted bodies. In the foreground is a colourful, flowering eucalyptus sapling, and a bird. White border, and printed text under the image.



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