This image shows the Chinese and Aboriginal Communities surviving together on settlement in the Braidwood area, the artist’s traditional lands. Lloyd’s great grandmother married a Chinese immigrant James Ahoy. James came here originally for the gold, and then due to the persecution went back to market gardening. In the background is Gulaga Mountain. Gulaga Mountain (or Mount Gulaga, located on the far south coast of NSW) is one of the most significant places to Aboriginal people of the Yuin Nation. Within its landscape, it shows us the physical aspects of our creation story from the Dreaming. Lead by Elders along a pathway framed with trees and rocks, it helps to teach us our story of creation and the connection to our dreaming stories.
In 2009, I visited Gulaga Mountain: the memory of that day it still remains within me, just as the dreaming is etched in the rocks on the mountainside. It is our cultural connection to country – our spirituality. Gulaga is a sacred place our Mother, the starting point that continues to keeps us connected to the creator.
Size: 61cm Deep x 153cm Wide