ENCORE: Artist Roy Henry Vickers on making art, beating addiction and turning 70
I became an artist — colorblind and all.- Roy Henry Vickers
'There were people who convinced me that it was possible to make my life a work of art. So I've been working at that ever since.' - Roy Henry Vickers
Having recovered from addictions and overcome significant challenges, including colour blindness, Roy Henry Vickers' life and art are full of strength and hope.
In 1992, my most successful year as an artist, the most money I had ever made - I was close to the end of my life and just feeling like I was a failure, totally. And there were some people who convinced me that it was possible to make my life a work of art. So I've been working at that ever since.-Roy Henry Vickers
The Aboriginal artist joined The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti in June to share his story, and discuss his new book Peace Dancer.
I learned that I was a beautiful person, that I could stand in the strength and the truth and the beauty that my ancestors have given me, and be the person that I was meant to be in this world.- Roy Henry Vickers
This segment was produced by The Current's Liz Hoath