About the artist: Allan McKenzie
Allan McKenzie is a proud Gamilaroi/Wiradjuri man who possesses a powerful combination of strong cultural knowledge, respect and experience. Allan, possesses through life skills acquired in many Nations from Custodians and Elders a high level of cultural knowledge based on traditional methods and applies them in today’s society to ensure that Aboriginal culture continues to be alive and practiced.
Allan practices and lives culture and is passionate about educating Aboriginal people the pathway of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights through practicing traditional methods of Aboriginal culture and preserving heritage. Allan is renowned for teaching through conviction and widely respected for his committed and vibrant personality. Allan himself says it is important to note that in the traditional culture of Aboriginal people that one core element overrides all other areas of traditional and non-traditional ways of life. One value, one core manifestation that intertwines with all aspects of Aboriginal life, that being – Culture & Heritage.
Read the artwork narrative on page 3 of the RAP.