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Hart art in the frame for colourful art of reconciliation

SPIRIT OF RECONCILIATION: Noosa MP Glen Elmes with artist David Hart with his work to bring two cultures together.
SPIRIT OF RECONCILIATION: Noosa MP Glen Elmes with artist David Hart with his work to bring two cultures together. Contributed

"POLITICS is the art of the possible" - so said German statesman Otto Von Bismarck - but Member for Noosa Glen Elmes hopes a piece of real art can help deliver when it comes to reconciliation.

Last week the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs accepted a magnificent painting from Noosa art figure David Hart, which depicts the birth of Australia.

Mr Hart has donated the $90,000 work to State Parliament where it will hang on the wall as "a constant reminder of reconciliation".

Mr Hart, the son of artist, Pro Hart, and his wife Christine operate David Hart Galleries in Hastings St. Entitled Australia Mural, the painting depicts the arrival of the First Fleet and recognises the hardship and displacement it caused for the traditional owners of this land.

Mr Elmes said it's one painting in Mr Hart's Arrival Series.

"I'm pleased to see the painting hanging in Parliament because, apart from being a stunning piece of art, it represents a change away from how the settlement of Australia has been portrayed in the past," he said.

Mr Hart said he donated the work because it's a significant non-indigenous cultural place where the reconciliation between black and white Australia can be on permanent display.

"When I learnt about our history from an indigenous perspective, it was a great turning point for me," he said.

Speaking of works of art - Mr Elmes is delighted with the creative spark of one of his Brisbane staffers who helped design his new website.

Visit: glenelmes.com.

Topics:  david hack classic, glen elmes


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