ATODA is proud to feature this artwork as part of its corporate identity in published content. The work was also showcased as part of the Art from the Heart of Canberra project, an exhibition of artworks created by people with lived experience of drug and alcohol use.

Title: Unspoken History, Map of Pain

Artist: Sharon

Date: 2020

About the artist

Sharon is a Stolen Generation Aboriginal artist who spent many years tracing her origins. After a long journey she reunited with her family of the Noongar tribe (/ˈnʊŋɑː/), a constellation of peoples of Indigenous Australian descent who live in the south-west corner of Western Australia, from Perth on the west coast to Esperance on the south coast.
At the age of 16 she married into the Ngunnawal tribe in Canberra where she has been living for the last 30 years. Her kids and grandchildren identify as Ngunnawal and many of them inherited her talent and are artists too.

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