The Hard Light of Day: An Artist's Story of Friendships in by Rod Moss

By Rod Moss

A tale of whitefella-blackfella friendship that provides wish for the longer term. years after artist Rod Moss arrived in Alice Springs to educate portray, he met an Indigenous couple who had organize camp within the gully beside his flat. Over the following twenty-five years, his friendship with Xavier and Petrina Neil and the friendships that grew from it with the households of Whitegate, an Arrernte camp at the outskirts of city, could nourish and problem Moss past his imagining. The not easy gentle of Day deals an extraordinary perception into the truth of lifestyles within the Centre, from the contours of the MacDonnell levels and the textures and sounds of Arrernte tradition, to the endemic violence, alcoholism and ill-health that proceed to devastate Aboriginal lives. In recalling the relationships and reports that experience formed his existence and paintings in Alice Springs, Moss unearths the human face in the back of the facts and celebrates the enriching, transformative strength of friendship. Illustrated with Moss's evocative work and pictures, The challenging mild of Day is an immense trip right into a international by no means proven within the mainstream media, and an artist's chronicle of the moments that experience encouraged him.

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