The Spills of History

13 Linocut blocks and found postage stamps on Japanese paper





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This hand printed folded paper crane is part of a new larger project that looks back upon our past and the present Covid times. It includes almost all the postage stamps of 1981. Sport, royalty, nationalistic pride and white settler history were important themes in 1981. It was also International Year of Disabled Persons. Featured is a stamp that is one of the very few that represents disabled people. This July, 41 years later, Disability Pride Month is celebrated in Australia. For many disabled people this will be their first time. This artwork features new invented postmarks that challenge a colonialist history. One that continues to perpetuate systemic injustices such as racism and ableism.

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