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Coloured Stone from 'Rock Against Racism' concert, Redfern
Coloured Stone from 'Rock Against Racism' concert, Redfern
Coloured Stone from 'Rock Against Racism' concert, Redfern

Coloured Stone from 'Rock Against Racism' concert, Redfern, 1980

Juno Gemes
Portrait, sepia toned strip proof on paper

Gift of the artist 2021. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Tiga Bayles with Coloured Stone, Anti-nuclear demonstration at The Domain, Sydney
Tiga Bayles with Coloured Stone, Anti-nuclear demonstration at The Domain, Sydney
Tiga Bayles with Coloured Stone, Anti-nuclear demonstration at The Domain, Sydney

Tiga Bayles with Coloured Stone, Anti-nuclear demonstration at The Domain, Sydney, 1986

Juno Gemes
Portrait, silver gelatin photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2021. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Songman, portrait of Kev Carmody

Protest!

How can we dance when our earth is turning?
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Rock’s raw potency made it the ideal medium for fomenting protest. The 1970s, 80s and onwards saw calls for social and environmental justice ring out through song.

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