Robert Fielding
Holden On

Creation date: 2021-22
Location: Lake Burley Griffin

Artist Robert Fielding on Holden On

By bringing [this work] to Canberra, this new retelling acts as a memorial. A memorial of what is lost, but also a challenge at the front door of our politicians to do better by our people. Through creating an apparition on Lake Burley Griffin, the story of these cars, the people who travelled in them and the memories of all the Aboriginal people who have travelled this land since the beginning of time, is brought to the political heart of Australia. It is a challenge and a respectful honouring of our past, our present and our future — where we will all, as people, travel next?

— Robert Fielding, 2021

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