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Voice and Reason

Ginger Riley | Garimala 1988

Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, Australia, Mara people, Narritj skin group, 1937–2002 | Garimala (The Two Snakes) 1988 | Synthetic polymer paint on canvas | 175 x 175cm | Purchased 1990 with funds from ARCO Coal Australia Inc. through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Courtesy: The estate of the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

18 May 2013 – 21 April 2014 | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) | Free admission

Opening Hours
Daily: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Closed Christmas Day

Since the colonial era, Indigenous artists have been actively examining the conversations and conflicts involving their ancestors and settlers in Australia. Their works affirm the place of their peoples’ cultures in these interactions with different histories and beliefs. This display considers the Indigenous Collection from numerous points of cultural intersection. It highlights contrasting voices and draws attention to the reasoning, knowledge and experience behind the work of Indigenous artists, some in dialogue with works by non-Indigenous artists.

Artists featured in this display include Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Bennett, John Citizen, Sue Elliott, Fiona Foley, Robert MacPherson, Luke Roberts and Judy Watson.