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An artist who reimagines classic paintings with Indigenous women


The paintings of Hobart artist, Brandi Salmon are creating change with Aboriginal women in focus.

She was inspired to paint a “classics” collection because a lot of the paintings she came across featured Aboriginal people as servants.

The Aunty Collection now features paintings such as Botticelli's The Birth of Venus and Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa re-imagined as strong and proud Aboriginal women.

Next the Tasmanian artist plans to paint an appropriation of da Vinci's The Last Supper featuring every Aunty from the series.

To her, the series is a reminder of how much has changed in the past two centuries when it comes to depictions of Aboriginal people in art.

It marks real power in the way women are portrayed.

Photos - Brandi Salmon Instagram


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