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
“Tim & I don’t propose to have the answer to this complex situation – we’re offering a suggestion and are happy to hear your thoughts and ideas about how Australia can best celebrate a day of unity and cultural history.” – Tim & Wendy, January, 2017
2017 marks the 50th year of the 1967 referendum.