In 1967 a Federal referendum was held asking Australians whether two references in the constitution which discriminated against Aboriginal people should be removed. One of the references slated for change stated that β€˜in reckoning the numbers of the people of the Commonwealth, or of a State or other part of the Commonwealth, aboriginal (sic) natives should not be counted.’ 90.77% of respondents voted for change – the highest YES vote ever recorded in a Federal referendum. The YES font featured in my work was used in advertising and promotional material prior to the referendum during a period when momentum for political change within Indigenous affairs was growing. Fifty years on from the 1967 referendum, this country and its Government still have a long way to go in recognizing and restoring the rights of the traditional owners of this land. – Reko Rennie
Ash Keating
Reko Rennie
7 – 10 September 2017
Sydney Contemporary
Eveleigh, Sydney, Australia