Faith presents an artistic exploration of the 1967 Referendum, its people and impact featuring The Left Field Collective and their mentors. Inspired by activist Faith Bandler AC (1918 – 2015) who was instrumental in the fight for acknowledgment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, the artists have responded to Faith as a person and broader ideas of faith in the individual and society.
“Her”, a representation of one of Faith Bandler’s neurons made from natural materials, twine and plants. A voice recording whispers memories of her husband, her parents and the things that she loved as a person. “I would like people to feel a connection to her through her personal story, and for people to be able to see her beyond what we’ve decided she represents, and also to be able to identify ourselves within her, and be able to reflect on the changes that we can make. It’s come to that point where we make a decision of where we want to put our energy, and where we want to service the greater good, and I feel like that’s what she did, and I want people to reflect on that.