Exhibited Brisbane 2005
Private Collection, Qld
Cooee Art, NSW
South Australian artist Kunyi June Anne McInerney grew up in the Oodnadatta Mission Home during the 1950s. She draws upon her experiences as a member of the Stolen Generation to document the memories of her childhood. In this way her paintings reflect her own dispossession, and reveal an often-invisible part of Australian history.
Her works are characterised by a vibrant use of colour, facial expression, and depiction of landscape. In the artist’s own words, “these are my stories from a dry remote place where my experiences were so different from what Australian children know today. I want to tell my story, so they don’t ever do it again. They took away my family, my culture and who I could have been. These are not fairy tales. They are true and I want people to understand.”Share