Change   poster, screen print, 30x40 in (76x102cm) on shipping container in rural NSW, Australia Photo: Alison Alder © 2017 Wendy Murray

Change poster, screen print, 30x40 in (76x102cm) on shipping container in rural NSW, Australia Photo: Alison Alder
© 2017 Wendy Murray

   Change   sticker, screen print on vinyl, TRANSFER Photo & installation: Chris Dolman © 2017 Wendy Murray

Change sticker, screen print on vinyl, TRANSFER Photo & installation: Chris Dolman
© 2017 Wendy Murray

Change

Change the date is a collaboration with Sydney musician Tim Gray (Gumbaynggir) and Wendy Murray (Aotearoa).

“Tim and I first met when he invited me to chat with him about posters, street art and council policy on his awesome radio show Social Change on Koori Radio. That was a year ago."

Over the past couple of years, I’ve made a 'Australia Day' poster that responds to the growing discomfort some Australians have regarding its annual national ‘Australia Day’ celebration. I’m from New Zealand – where we celebrate the signing of The Treaty on a day we Kiwi’s call Waitangi Day. Australia does not have a treaty with it’s first nations people.

This year, the poster came from a conversation with Tim about his thoughts on the day, the date and a suggestion of a date change.  – Wendy Murray January 2017

The date proposed by Tim is 27 May. This date, in 1967, marks the removal of the words ‘… other than the aboriginal people in any State…‘ in the constitution…read more here….and here.

2017 marks the 50th year of the 1967 referendum. 

 Change the date by  Bez Worcou  at  Cross Art Projects , Sydney AUS

Change the date by Bez Worcou at Cross Art Projects, Sydney AUS