Hope. It is a powerful word that resonates with us strongly in 2020. Bushfires. Floods. A global pandemic. We need hope now more than ever. The September issue of all 26 editions of Vogue have focused on hope, with each producing a cover to reflect a universal longing for a recovered future. In the midst of Australia’s lockdown, the Vogue Australia team collaborated with the National Gallery of Australia to commission Anangu / Aboriginal Pitjantjatjara woman, spiritual healer and artist, Betty Muffler, to bring us hope.
‘Ngangkari Ngura (Healing Country) 2020’ is the first original fine artwork to feature on the cover of Vogue Australia in its 60 year history and is on display at the National Gallery of Australia for all to view. Muffler is also a finalist in this years Wynne Prize.