A street art project showcasing the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their need for Constitution recognition has begun at the University of Tasmania in Sandy Bay. Tasmanian University Union's Ariel Wells and Peter Dawson paste some of the posters. (Image: ABC/ Damien Peck) #art #indigenous #pasteup
Truganini was a famous Tasmanian Aboriginal. She lived between 1812-1876. In her lifetime, she saw her people decimated by murder and disease but refused to be a passive victim. Her strength and determination persist today within the Palawah people who have lived in the region for over thirty thousand years.
In the early 1960s, a heavily-tattooed woman called Cindy Ray became known as a pin-up, sideshow attraction, and one of Australia's first tattoo artists. The woman behind the name is Bev Nichols, who turns 73 this year.
Nigel Hewitt used wood ash from the Dunalley bushfires on the Tasman Peninsula in 2013 to depict a forest in northern Tasmania. The work has won this year's Glover art prize. (Image: ABC/Damien McIntyre)
The Bald Archy Prize parodies Australia’s top prize for portraiture, the Archibald Prize, promoting comedy, cartoons and caricatures. This year, multiple entries drew inspiration from American celebrity Kim Kardashian's famous photo which sent social media into overdrive, supposedly "breaking the internet". Independent senator Jacqui Lambie, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey were among the most popular subjects. (Photo: Elise Pianegonda | ABC News)