Artists / Zita Wallace

Zita is not only an important Aboriginal artist she is a prominent member of the Aboriginal human rights movement fighting for the recognition of the ‘stolen’ generation of Aboriginal children.  For many years until her recent retirement, Zita led the fight for Aboriginal mixed raced children who had been forcibly removed from their homes and their mothers.  Zita was herself removed from her home and parents 100 km north of Alice Springs when she was just 8 years old and shipped to Melville Island. While she has good memories of her childhood there, she was allowed no contact with her Mother or family for the next 12 years.  Her mother thought her dead and it took many years even after reuniting to convince her that Zita was in fact her daughter.

Zita was a tireless member of the Central Australian Stolen Generations and Families Aboriginal Corporation working to reunite families through their linked up service.  She was also among those invited to Canberra by Kevin Rudd to witness his historic apology to this generation of children.

Works

Dancing Wind Spirits 2016 by Zita Wallace

Dancing Wind Spirits

Synthetic polymer on Linen. Stretch Framed.

60 x 45 cm

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Altyerre (Creation) Beings 2016 by Zita Wallace

Altyerre (Creation) Beings

Acrylic on Linen. Stretch Framed

63 x 42 cm

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Ngangkere (Healers) 2016 by Zita Wallace

Ngangkere (Healers)

Acrylic on Linen. Stretch Framed

32 x 22 cm

Altyerre (Creation Beings) 2016 by Zita Wallace

Altyerre (Creation Beings)

Acrylic on Linen. Stretch Framed

63 x 42 cm

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