antony heggarty joins martu indigenous elders to protest uranium mine
The mine is set for construction on the Martu people's land, and the avant garde singer is joining the community in their campaign against it.
The elders of the Martu people of Parnngurr stood before their painting 'Kalyu' in Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art yesterday. They were joined by Antony Hegarty - of Antony and the Johnsons - to protest the construction of a uranium mine on their native title land. The painting depicts the waterways in Western Australia's Pilbara region, where the mine is set to be built. Antony recently performed at Tasmania's Dark MOFO festival "to raise some funds to support the Martu of Parnngurr in the Western Australian Desert in their fight to prevent Cameco and Mitsubishi from building a uranium mine next to their village," she explained on Facebook.
Text Isabelle Hellyer