Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles (ca. 1944), Valiant, 2007, acrylic paint on automobile bonnet. Kayili Arts, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Malu (kangaroo) is Giles’s tjukurrpa (dreaming). The maze-like designs relate to rainwater filling the channels of the the Gibson Desert. These patterns also can be found incised on pearl shells associated with rain-making ceremonies and spirits and which were traded throughout the desert.
Tracey Moffatt Something More #1 1989 Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased 1992 type C photograph Internationally renowned artist Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Highly regarded for her formal and stylistic experimentation in film, photography and video, her work draws on the history of cinema, art and photography as well as popular culture and her own childhood memories and fantasies.
Bindi COLE |Wathaurung people VIC b.1975 | I forgive you 2012 Forgiveness is a deeply personal act and can be very difficult for some people. The idea of forgiveness for Aboriginal Australians can be connected to the reconciliation movement and to the Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples, made in 2008 by the then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, MP.
A century ago, Anthony Martin Fernando travelled to Europe in self-imposed exile to protest the massacres of Indigenous people in Australia. Once there he was interned and deported to Britain – where he took the fight to the streets
Black Diggers 08 Oct 2014 Townsville residents will get the opportunity to see a unique stage depiction of the untold story of Indigenous diggers during the First World War in a simultaneous live telecast on October 8, at Jezzine Barracks. Black Diggers is written by Australian playwright Tom Wright and directed by Queensland Theatre Company Artistic Director, Wesley Enoch, who said the play was long overdue. http://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/community/events/Pages/default.aspx
.#FionaFoley is a Brisbane-based artist &exhibits regularly in Australia and internationally. She has recently held solo exhibitions at Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne. In 2009-10, the University of Queensland Art Museum and Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art co-curated a survey exhibition of Fiona Foley’s work, titled Forbidden. The exhibition traversed photography, sculpture, moving image, etching and installations. During 2011 Foley was appointed an…
.#TraceyMoffatt is probably Australia’s most successful artist ever, both nationally and internationally. She is certainly one of the few Australian artists to have established a global market for her work. A filmmaker as well as photographer, Moffatt has held around 100 solo exhibitions of her work in Europe, the United States and Australia.