Breaking Boundaries: Contemporary Indigenous Australian art from the Collection
Christian Thompson | Bidjarra/Kunja people | Black Gum 2 (from ‘Australian Graffiti’ series) 2008 | Purchased 2008. The Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery
Christian Thompson | Bidjarra/Kunja people | Black Gum 2 (from `Australian Graffiti' series) 2008 | Purchased 2008. The Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery
13 December 2008 – 26 July 2009 Gallery 3.6 GoMA
13 December 2008 – 25 October 2009 Gallery 3.5 GoMA
Since the 1970s Indigenous Australian artists have continually pushed and expanded their artistic practices and movements, and as a consequence our understandings of Indigenous Australian art and culture have grown markedly. The once established boundaries of authenticity were being broken and reconstructed by Indigenous artists expressing a range of Indigenous voices through diverse media. Today, individual artists continue to evolve and innovate in this spirit and their tenacity is reflected here in works which show the vitality of these diverse contemporary movements.
Breaking Boundaries includes a number of new and proposed acquisitions by Brook Andrew, Alick Tipoti, Butcher Cherel Janangoo, Doreen Reid Nakamarra, Fiona Foley, Vernon Ah Kee, Gunybi Ganambarr and Sally Gabori among others. Additionally, this display features many works by Queensland Indigenous artists, recognising their achievements in the 150th anniversary of their home state.