Mikayla Li

My artwork is an adaptation of the board game Snakes and Ladders. The spaces symbolise homegrown heroes progressing through Australian History. The snakes represent Aboriginal dreamtime serpents and the ladders are the industrialisation of Europeans coming to this nation. Traditional painting methods such as dot painting and weaving and stitching have been incorporate along with a European understanding of painting. This shows the two cultures coming together to form their own unique perspectives of history. Each homegrown hero looks at important milestones throughout the times and looks at acknowledging our important past moving forward to reconciliation.

Australian Historical Edition of Snakes and Ladders

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