Galah dreaming represents my totem from my mob in Gulargambone which means “watering place of many birds”. The Galah has strong connection with my ancestors, allowing them to pass on messages of love, knowledge, and respect between generations. They represent freedom and resilience which we can all learn from nature and develop an ability to grow strong in even the harshest climate. In today’s world of reconciliation even the warble of the Galah’s call is believed to be a reminder of non-physical love, connection, and happiness which we all seek in life’s journey. This is what I dream through my artwork about reconciliation – a unified Australia with connection to country.
Learning from our mistakes in the past and moving forward as one.
Artist: Kalara Penrith