Lisa Bellear (AU)
Born 1961, Melbourne, Australia
Lisa Bellear, a Minjungbul / Goernpil / Noonuccal / Kanak woman from Stradbroke Island, pursued varied interests as an Indigenous activist, broadcaster, poet, feminist, academic and performer.
In the course of her lifetime, Bellear collected more than 30,000 images documenting the Indigenous Australian community, largely in Melbourne. Her photographs capture marches, graffiti, protests, celebrations and everyday life of her community, putting images to some of the most important moments of Indigenous political history in Melbourne.
Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions, including Close to you: the Lisa Bellear Picture Show, Koorie Heritage Trust, 2006 and Sovereignty, ACCA, 2016.