We are lucky enough to have Sandra Hill as our Tilt artist for 2017. Noongar artists Sandra hill was born in South Perth in 1951. Her mothers clan is Balardong and Wilmen people and her fathers clan is Wadandi and Menang people of western Australia. In 1958 Sandra was forcibly removed from her family. “Art gave me a voice, which has made me strong, it helped to guide me back home, back to my family, my identity, my people, my culture and community.” “My initial approach to Tilt was to research the rich Indigenous heritage of the site and get a feeling for the history and the cultural activities on and around the site prior to colonisation. I am endeavouring to develop and create a series of visual images using a variety of media, that reflect first contact with the white man and the changes that followed. Not only for the physicality of the site but also the immediate and far reaching ‘social’ impact that this encounter manifested on to my people. “
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Be on the watch for new original characters over the next few days! This is Safiya Nahra, she was born in Safi, Morocco. Her father is Arabic, but he was born and raised in Morocco, and her mother is from Finland. The townspeople didn't approve of her parents' relationship, and most certainly didn't approve of them conceiving a child out of wed-lock, but the family learned to deal with the hate they faced. Eventually, Safiya became fascinated with books, and began reading at just three years old. Her parents knew that she needed more than Morocco could offer, so the relocated to America! She excelled in school, and after graduating high school, surprisingly, began studying botany. She now owns her own green house and nursery.