For the 1994 Boomalli Aboriginal Artist’s Cooperative end of year exhibition, Matthew Cook and I were asked to install an Aboriginal-themed nativity scene of our own design. Drawing on Matt’s art skills and my experience in theatre design, this is what we came up with. Inspired by our trips to Central Australia, our collection of Aboriginal souvenir art and by our love of building and living in fully-functional outdoor camps (photo included), the full-size diorama made a memorable mark in Boomalli’s exhibition history.
Love and thanks to Brenda, Hetti and Jodie.
(Boomalli Aboriginal Artist Cooperative, Abercrombie St., Chippendale, 1994)