Geoffrey Stapleton



Thanks to Graham “Buzz” Bidstrup and his work with the Jimmy Little Foundation I had the privilege of painting and doing workshops with the indigenous people of Kintore (Wullungurra) in the Western Desert. When we were flying in, there seemed to be what looked like great sheets of silver shimmering across the land. It was a beautiful sight but as we landed and got closer it turned out to be thousands of plastic bags caught in the undergrowth and blowing in the wind. It wasn’t so pretty close up.

acrylic on canvas

39.4" x 29.5" 100cm x 75cm