My heavy heart in black and white

Michael Cook

Michael Cook Majority rule 2014. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors’ Group 2014. © Michael Cook

Will you sit next to me on your commute, stand up, or be mute?

Richard Bell

Richard Bell Pigeonholes 1992. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1993. © Richard Bell, courtesy Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Which one comes to mind when you look in my eyes?

Roy Kennedy

Roy Kennedy Days of harmony on my Mission in days gone by 1998. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2001. © Roy Kennedy

Will you remember that this is my Country?

Glen Mackie

Glen Mackie The Githalai Effect I 2015. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased with funds provided by Vicki Olsson 2015. © Glen Mackie

If I struggle to reach the top, will you help me reach higher or force me to stop?

Brenda L Croft

Brenda L. Croft Jinparrak 2015. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2016. © Brenda L Croft. Licensed by Copyright Agency

Will you pay me fairly?

Daniel Boyd

Daniel Boyd Niveus Tergum… 2005. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of Amanda Love 2011. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. © Daniel Boyd

Will you return what has been stolen?

Michael Riley

Michael Riley Untitled (crucified hands) 1992. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1993. © Michael Riley Foundation. Licensed by Copyright Agency

Will my sacrifice become your biggest device?