From SBS world news Australia.

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WYD08 is using the art of renowned Aboriginal artist Richard Campbell to convey the message of Aboriginal Catholic spirituality to the pilgrims.

Nineteen of Richard’s works are being used as images on WYD08 merchandise, including t-shirts, key rings, magnets and cards.

It is important to let people around the world know that there was a religion of spirituality in Australia before we were colonised by white people, Campbell believes.

The oil and acrylic paintings of the Stations of the Cross show “the message of Christ himself: of good will. They show a message for young people, that although you are from different nations of the work it is important to recognise Christ and the connection between Aboriginal spirituality and bible stories.”

Richard Campbell was born into the Dhungutti tribe, near Bowraville on the North Coast of NSW, in 1956. As a child, he would sketch pictures for his dad, who would burn them into shields, spears and boomerangs and sell them for food.

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