“The Australia Mural” by David Hart was officially accepted at Queensland Parliament. It depicts the arrival of the First Fleet and colonisation of Australia. It recognises the take over and clearing of tribal land for the introduced livestock and the impact it had on the traditional owners of this land, causing hardships and displacement. The flowers represent new life, reconciliation and hope for the future of our nation and its people.
“The Australian Mural” is from David’s long awaited “Arrival Series” which consists of 48 paintings that he has been working on for five years. He has had a huge interest in this Australian Cultural exhibition and it will start to tour museums internationally, with the support of the Australian Government, as of next year.