Kaurna Elder Stevie Goldsmith leads former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating up to the stage to deliver the opening speech for TARNANTHI — the festival for contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. For the Art Gallery of South Australia.
It’s my Dad’s
birthday today. He’d be 81 if he was still here. He was a good man. He was good
with his hands too — always building and making things, mostly with wood. The
other day I grabbed some things of his from the garage, including a table he’d made
and took a photo. It’s been 20 years. I miss him.