Alan Stewart is a proud Taungurung, Filipino-Australian man. He has worked in both the corporate and public sectors and currently works for the Department of Justice and Community Safety in the Aboriginal Justice Group.
He is a photographer predominantly focusing on landscape and street photography, and has premiered work at various festivals including Yirramboi, BlakHeart and PHOTO 2021. He was also the recipient of the Metro Tunnel Creative Program 2D Award at The 8th Koorie Art Show in 2021.
Southward, is a body of work conjured through Melbourne’s unified lockdown where I longed for my connection to country. Country has always been my escape and connection to my culture. Without it, I lost a sense of self and a way to revitalise my spirit. Those early mornings and long drives helped me to see what’s special about being on country, land that holds such a deep meaning to my ancestors. I look back now and realise how lucky I was.