Unfinished Business at LibraryMuseum

04 February 2016

Unfinished Business, a photographic exhibition by award-winning artist Belinda Mason about 30 people with disabilities from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, is on show at the LibraryMuseum.

The exhibition focuses on the issues and opportunities confronting Australian indigenous people with disability and will be on show until 20 March.

Each person's story is intertwined with Australia's political and social history, which has contributed to high rates of disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities.

Unfinished Business has toured internationally, opening at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and has been shown in New York, the Northern Territory and Sydney. After Albury, the exhibition will be shown in Perth, Alice Springs, Wagga, Dubbo and Cairns.

Ms Mason said the exhibition was titled Unfinished Business because she felt this was an apt description of the situation for indigenous Australians with disabilities.

"The effect of colonisation, racism, fetal alcohol syndrome, War Veterans, the stolen generation, incarceration, mining and atomic testing have contributed to unacceptable high rates of disability within our First Nation communities," she said.

Unfinished Business is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, First Peoples Disability Network, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Simpsons Solicitors, Outback Academy Red Dust Heelers, Simpsons Solicitors and Primary Communication.

To find out more about the exhibition, visit unfinishedbusiness.net.au