Darwin artist and social commentator Therese Ritchie celebrated a recent camping trip to Arnhem Land by our Prime Minister Tony Abbott with creation of this wonderfully cliched spear and foot-on-knee pose graphic. Prime Minister Abbott, aka Crusader Abbott, went out to stay in an army tent in NE Arnhem Land for a few days before he had to rush off to deal with his ISIS crisis. Since assuming Prime Ministership Tony Abbott has laid waste to many important indigenous programs and has brought Indigenous affairs under the exclusive management of Prime Minister and Cabinet — a kind of “great white father” thing one might say.
Little Prick is a faux magazine, named after potty-mouth remarks by a Northern Territory politician. For some years now Therese and her mates have been producing colorful and caustic comment as Little Prick front covers.
Which serves as a reminder that Therese and her long-time fellow traveller Chips Mackinolty open their Get Well Soon exhibition at Gallery 26 in Darwin tomorrow night.
I’ll post pictures from Get Well Soon, once they are out from under wraps. Needless to say, they’re quirky and on target, politically.