Our family lived in Paddington during the early 70’s and was part of a commune that worked toward social change and explored alternative ways of living. The collective was instrumental in establishing the Guriganya Progressive Community School on Oxford Street, where they championed new philosophical perspectives on learning and raising children. As authoritarian political ideologies gain traction globally, we reflected on the freedom and self- expression that characterised Guriganya and the community surrounding it. The legacy of this experience has profoundly impacted our family, and the way we live communally, create collaboratively, and make
art together. The inspiration for these works has come from family photos of that time, posters advertising festivals, DIY political badges and graffiti that challenged authority.