Juan Rodriguez Sandoval


I humbly and respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the unceded and stolen lands, waters and skies of the Brayaukulung people from the Gunai Kurnai Nations in which I work and reside. As a Guatemalan-born-Australian Artist and temporal guest, I respectfully pay my respects to their elders: past, present, and youth. I acknowledge and look up to them as the first artists, designers, creatives and creators of these beautiful lands. I also extend my acknowledgement and respect to other First Nations and Torres Strait Island representatives. First Nation Sovereignty never was ceded in this country we know as Australia. The ethereal lands that we call home have always been and always will be Aboriginal land.