“Judy Watson: The Magic of Stradbroke Island”

Indigenous artist Judy Watson talks with writer Louise Martin-Chew reminisce about childhood holidays on Stradbroke Island.

Judy states…  “Place is something which will come and get you. No matter where you are, something about that place will either repel you or pull you into it, and being receptive to that does not require that you are Indigenous.”

Louise writes…

“While much has changed since the 1960s, when the roads were dirt, wild ponies grazed behind fibro beach shacks and the only commercial operation was the pub, what is constant is Stradbroke’s extreme weather and the variety in its landscapes, the spectacular beaches, the walk around the Gorge at the easternmost tip, the secluded Whale Watch tracks that meander high above the beach under the canopy of thick bush, and the inland lakes”.

Retrieved from Art Guide Australia https://artguide.com.au/judy-watson-the-magic-of-stradbroke-island

 

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