Poster features a painting by Aboriginal artist Trevor Nickolls. Nickolls explored the theme Dreamtime to Machinetime in many of his artworks, articulating the transition from traditional Indigenous ways of living into a world dominated by technology and machines. His artworks reflect the interactions and challenges of these different lifestyles.

This 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.

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Colour ink on paper. Title: 'From Dreamtime to Machinetime'. Painting depicting a smiling figure with painted body. Animals and symbols surround the figure. White background with vertical text each side on light brown and blue backgrounds; and, printed text under the image.


From Dreamtime to Machinetime

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