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The term ‘liminal’ means a threshold, belonging to the point of conscious awareness below which something cannot be experienced or felt. Non-Aboriginal Australians periodically approach the awareness that they are not living in Europe, that they are not even living in a colony of Europe anymore but are now living in their own homeland. As each particular generation draws within reach of this point it suddenly, inexplicably, falls back, almost recoiling in terror that they could become so independently human. We cannot blame the British anymore.
- Djon Mundine, Picture this: 21 years of Aboriginal art