HOMELAND The importance of place, 2014 by Dave Laslett

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Artist's statement

The plight of the Anangu includes an incredibly high cost of living, disruption of services and power as well as extremely low employment opportunities often resulting in the need for individuals and families to relocate away from community and country in order to survive. This severance of connection creates a multitude of social and emotional wellbeing issues. The Homeland is a deeply spiritual place that connects families and allows time and space to get out of town and reflect on ancestors passed on, customs and culture as well as educate the next generation. Amongst all of this resides a natural beauty emanating hope.