First Nations artist depicts Disability Royal Commission story

First Nations artist depicts Disability Royal Commission story

First Nations artwork tells new story

A new Royal Commission story of people with a disability has come to life through artwork by Wiradjuri Elder and respected artist Uncle Paul Constable Calcott.

Wiradjuri Elder and artist Paul Constable Calcott has depicted the story of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability in a stunning new artwork.

The artwork is called 'Respectful Listening’.

It illustrates the journey of 7 respected Commissioners carrying a message stick across the country to collect stories. The stories are from people with disability, their families and communities.

The artwork shows some of the different ways the Royal Commission gathers people's stories — through private sessions, public hearings and informal yarning circles.

The colours in the artwork represent the diverse communities across Australia. They include the desert, coastal and hinterland regions, as well as the Torres Strait.

This story is from the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Read more here Royal Commission website


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