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Tiga Bayles with No Fixed Address at the People for Nuclear Disarmament rally on Palm Sunday, 27 March 1983

Juno Gemes

gelatin silver photograph on paper (image: 15.6 cm x 22.4 cm, sheet: 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)

Best known for her work as a documentary photographer, Juno Gemes' images are often taken during the course of protests or performances. This portrait of Tiga Bayles with No Fixed Address was photographed prior to Bayles' appointment to the Chair of the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Rights Council as he addressed a crowd at the 'People for Nuclear Disarmament' rally on Palm Sunday, 27 March 1983 . A trailblazing figure in Australian radio broadcasting known for his fierce advocacy and commitment to land rights, Bayles' determination and fortitude comes across in his body language.

Gift of the artist 2021. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
© Juno Gemes/Copyright Agency, 2022

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Artist and subject

Juno Gemes (age 39 in 1983)

Tiga Bayles (age 30 in 1983)

No Fixed Address

Ricky Harrison

Billy Goreham

Subject professions

Activism

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