Blessings on Singing Up Spirit of the Land

Welcome to Country by Uncle Bob Anderson at the opening of Singing Up Spirit of the Land. Raymond Walker eldest grandson of Oodgeroo of the Tribe Noonuccal reads his grandmothers poem Glad Tomorrow, blessing song and Garinga da Gana. He shares the translation. Film and editing by Paul Bishop.

Singing Up Spirit of the Land, March 28 – May 9 2021

Distinguished Ngugi elder and Quandamooka Traditional Owner Uncle Bob Anderson (Dr. Robert Anderson OAM) is the focus of art exhibition Singing Up Spirit of the Land. Contemporary digital and painted portrait work capture not just likeness of the elder, but spiritual meaning behind sand minings end on Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island in 2019, a result […]

Magical Creatures

As an artist I work in many media from drawing and works on paper, to projection and sound scape. In contrast to the high tech of digital imaging recent works are assemblage sculptures simply made of drift wood and feathers all found on the wetlands and beaches of my island home. Attached are a gathering […]

Spirit Man Walking Country Once More 2019 is the year mining is set to end on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), thanks to Native Title determinations of 2011. This portrait came about after two years of audio recording with Uncle Bob Anderson. The swirling spirit of the land is seen here behind and below Spirit Man as he replaces the footprints […]

Gheebulum, Uncle Bob Anderson

  Dr Robert V Anderson OAM, Uncle Bob is a Nughi (Moreton Island) elder and patriarch of Quandamooka. This 2010 portrait image of Uncle Bob – Gheebulum (traditional name for the Moreton Island sandhill dune) connected Uncle Bob and Jo Fay Duncan intimately. Pre-dating the native title determinations on Minjerriba, it speaks something of the 17- year […]

Salt Water Country to Western Desert

Met Warlayirti artists of desert Country in Wirrimanu, south-east Kimberley in 2006. Then again 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 travelling from the Tanami Desert to Cape Leveque – from salt-water country in the north-east, to desert country.;P5ik0vcx9fxMv7Uqjn3OO9D3efR5y~_Yr17Oz99tD~;Gj2zG65eP42f9LxLv~;p5z~_rv7Mnl0fuYbtd~;1Bxc9RKw~-.bps.a.855245751303648/855246084636948/?type=3&theater  

Sensory Upgrade

Sketch book drawings made on retreat in Tajakula Provence of northern Bali 2018.

Sarasvati in the regency of Buleleng, island of Bali

Tejakula is a district in the regency of Buleleng in Northern Bali. I am in retreat here three times over the next three years. Balinese people represents a distinct form of Hindu worship incorporating local animism, ancestor worship or Pitru Paksha and reverence for Buddhist saints or Bodhisattava. The fundamental principle underlying Hinduism is that […]

Sky Reading

SKY READING Weatherwise is the sea wo/man’s ability to read the sky and refers to lore of clouds and sky colour bequeathed by past generations of seaman and country folk and it is an art to read them SKY COLOUR Red Sky at Night, sailor’s delight; Red sky in the morning, Sailor’s warning. CLOUDS HIGH […]