If ‘history is made at night’, it’s easy to imagine a young Daniel Boyd spending hours star gazing at the billions of moons from the beach esplanade and tidal flats of Giangurra, his childhood home in far north Queensland, on the road to Yarrabah. From Boyd’s artistic investigations into his family’s oral histories and museum archives, and his explorations of the rippling synergies of deep space and time, which bind humanity, emerge truths that guide us like points of light. Whether in the remote tropical north or Australia’s busiest metropolis, like beacons on the headland, they guide us home.

Hetti Perkins