6 August – 30 October 2016
Taking its title from an artwork by Destiny Deacon, Over the fence features the work of 18 Indigenous artists engaged in the field of photography. Indigenous art is often political, and these artists address various contentious issues, including identity, representation, racism, religious influence and the exploitation of land. The artworks in Over the fence are drawn from the private collection of art patron and philanthropist Patrick Corrigan AM, a long-time supporter of contemporary Australian art.
The exhibition includes works by Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Brook Andrew, Richard Bell, Mervyn Bishop, Bindi Cole, Michael Cook, Brenda L Croft, Nici Cumpston, Destiny Deacon, Fiona Foley, Leah King-Smith, Ricky Maynard, Tracey Moffatt, Michael Riley, Darren Siwes, Christian Thompson and James Tylor.
Curator: Gordon Craig
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Friday 12 August 6.15 for 6.30 pm
Ms Avril Quaill
Partnerships Manager, Arts Queensland
and founding member, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative
Response: Poetry by Graham Akhurst
Indigenous writer Graham Akhurst has created a series of poems in response to five photographs in the exhibition.
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Over the fence: Panel discussion
Associate Professor Sally Butler, Research Fellow Michael Aird and exhibiting artists Brenda Croft and Vernon Ah Kee in a conversation about photography and Indigenous visual politics.
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- Download images for news and review here