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Powerful message behind Google art

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Google has dedicated it’s home page to Australia Day, but rather than an Aussie flag and cartoon animal characters, the meaningful ‘Google Doodle’ has a powerful message and was created by a teenage artist. 

Google held a competition asking artists to create a piece based on the theme, ‘If I could travel back in time I would…’. 

Year 10 student from Canberra, Ineka Voigt, won the competition and told Peter Bell on 6PR’s Afternoons program: ‘I chose to reunite mother and child.
‘So the image is based on the stolen generation and it’s looking at quite a very sad indigenous woman who is dreaming of  the life of her children, who she never got to experience.’

Voigt added Australia Day should be a day of reflection.

‘We can all celebrate being Australians in an inclusive and safe environment where not only are we celebrating white Australia but we are definitely looking back at our nations tragedies and reconciling for our mistakes.’

Ineka Voigts art and messages can be seen on her Facebook Page: Ineka Voigt Artivism. 

You can listen to the full interview here…