The 1967 Referendum remains one of the most important votes in Australian political history, not least because more than 90 per cent of Australians voted for changes they believed would improve the lives of Indigenous people. As Australia marks the referendum's 50th anniversary, the question remains: did it work?

PICA's latest exhibition When The Sky Fell, explores the consequences – both negative and positive – of this important event, as seen through the eyes of Indigenous artists. The landmark show opened this month and featured a welcome to country from Noongar elder Rev. Sealin Garlett, a performance by the Moorditj Moort dancers and live sand painting from Mervyn Street.

Broadsheet was there to capture images from the day.


When the Sky Fell runs till August 20 at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Entry is free.


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