About the artwork
our truth, our history asks the viewer to question the ‘truths’ that are held about this land and its first people, doing so through large-scale photographs taken across the Kulin Nations, lands within what is now referred to as Victoria. Stewart’s landscapes, exhibited within the CBD, reveal that the connection to country is as true within the urban environment as it is within the bushland he depicts. His images make a connection with memory, history and possible futures on this land.
About the artist
Taungurung and Filipino man Alan Stewart uses photography to document his family, community and personal journey as a First Nations person. Reflecting stories from his childhood – first in Manila and then in Melbourne – Alan's pictures showcase his rich Filipino and Australian Aboriginal backgrounds. Alan has been mentored by the RMIT School of Art.
our truth, our history was commissioned by Photo Australia and the Metro Tunnel Creative Program for PHOTO 2021.
Photography by James Henry