My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia
Birmuyingathi Maali Netta Loogatha, Kaiadilt people, Australia b. 1942 | Sally Gabori, Kaiadilt people, Australia, b c.1924 | Warthadangathi Bijarrba Ethel Thomas, Kaiadilt people, Australia b. 1946 | Thunduyingathi Bijarrb May Moodoonuthi, Kaiadilt people, Australia 1929 - 2008 | Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul, Kaiadilt people, Australia, b c.1937 | Wirrngajingathi Bijarrb Dawn Naranatjil, Kaiadilt people, Australia, 1935 - 2009 | Rayarriwarrtharrbayingat Amy Loogatha, Kaiadilt people, Australia, b. 1942 | Makarrki - King Alfred's Country 2008 | Synthetic polymer paint on linen | Purchased 2009 with funds from Professor John Hay, AC, and Mrs Barbara Hay through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery
Warwick Thornton, Kaytej people, Australia | Stranded 2011 | 3D digital video: 11:06 minutes, colour, sound, 16:9 widescreen | Purchased 2011. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Image courtesy: Stills Gallery, Sydney
Daily: 10.00am – 5.00pm
‘My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia’ is the Gallery’s largest exhibition of contemporary art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to date. The exhibition examines the strengths of the Gallery’s holdings and explores three central themes — presenting Indigenous views of history (My history), responding to contemporary politics and experiences (My life), and illustrating connections to place (My country).
From paintings and sculptures about ancestral epicentres to photographs and moving-image works that interrogate and challenge the established history of Australia, to installations responding to political and social situations affecting all Australians, the thread that binds these artists is their collective desire to share their experiences and tell their stories.
If you’re travelling to Brisbane to see ‘My Country’, take advantage of the flight and accommodation packages available through Virgin Australia.
Gordon Hookey Kangaroo Crew
1 June 2013 – 27 January 2014 | Children’s Art Centre ǀ Park Level ǀ GOMA
The Children’s Art Centre presents ‘Kangaroo Crew’, an interactive artist project created especially for children and families by Indigenous Australian artist Gordon Hookey, from the Waanyi people. Children are able to engage with the project through hands-on and multimedia interactives, and a story book published by the Children’s Art Centre, illustrated with more than 20 paintings by the artist. Read more