I think Sidney Nolan was ahead of the curve in this respect, using art as a political and social tool. He was deeply moved by creating work that elicited an emotive response in the viewer. I think this is exactly why Sir Sidney Nolan became the artist he was. He tapped into something in the Australian national ethos, he showed Australians something about themselves that wasn’t fully in view. For me, that’s the role of the artist.
Artist, Eiko Soga’s new video work titled Tuning Bamboo 2019 is on show at the Benizakura Art Annual 2019, at Benizakura Park in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. The exhibition runs until 16th September 2019.