The Road Comes to an End


The road—which symbolises capitalist society and the rubbish it creates—comes to an end. The poles are painted with black and white feathers of cockatoos (our totems) to show people they are entering Gunditjmara Country. The diamonds and triangles in the land have featured in our artwork for thousands of years.

The Koorie man is one of the guardians of this land, responsible for taking care of it for future generations. The reflection looking back at him is of a lighter person. This is my interpretation of the assimilation policy, in which the government of the time wanted to turn us into white people. The mirror is broken to show that this idea was wrong and that assimilation didn’t work. I’ve come out of that policy a strong and proud man with knowledge from my Country. Finally, there are three jigsaw puzzle pieces missing as a prompt for you, the viewer, to stop and think about three things that need to be done to to achieve reconciliation.

100% of the artwork price goes directly to the artist.

120 × 140 cm | Acrylic on canvas | Cat. no: 0337-19

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What is artwork stretching?
Your stretched and ready to hang painting will come complete with D-rings, hanging wire, and a small artwork label affixed to the back.

Why can’t I select unstretched canvas?
Some of our paintings are painted close to the edge of the canvas, and don’t have a border wide enough for standard stretching. These artworks will be ‘strip-lined’ with a quality cotton edging. As this is a boutique process, these paintings must be stretched by The Torch and are not available to be shipped as unstretched artworks.

Some paintings may also be unavailable unstretched because they have already been stretched for use in exhibitions.

How much will the artist receive?
100% of the artwork price, set before the stretching and delivery costs are added, is paid directly to the artist.

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