|'Fortunately, since the 1960s I have witnessed remarkable developments in attitudes, education and understanding. It is from the many layers of my urban existence, that my visual vocabulary has developed. |
'My fascination with the way my ancestors survived, and the way Indigenous people on the East Coast have had to bear the full force of colonisation since 1788, has largely shaped my visual arts language.
'As an individual I have become stronger daily, in my appreciation of and pride in my ancestry.' Ron Hurley March 2000.