Translation: The people of a specific area in The Kimberly Region.
Photograph by Russell James. Collaborative art by Clifton Bieundurry (AUS).
James' photograph represents 'Discovery', a character that he imagined to represent the new powerful entity we could become by combining the best of both cultures signifying the end of the time of conflict and the birth of a new unified time in our future.
The collaborative art represents the central fireplaces used as meeting areas for members of the Walmajarri tribe. Tribes gather around the fire to share food, tell stories and share traditions with the younger family members and to learn about the land. The energy of the fire gives strength and purpose to culture. Fire also represents the new growth the land has after it has been burned, bringing a time of renewal.
The combined image represents what may emerge from mutual respect and renewal of tradition.