I, Object

03 Aug 2019 – 21 Jun 2020
GOMA | Gallery 3.5 | Free

'I, Object' considers the relationships Indigenous Australian artists have to objects, from the histories informing their creation to the social and cultural consequences of their collection.


Craig Koomeeta Apelech brothers 2002

Craig Koomeeta, Australia b.1977 / Apelech brothers 2002 / Carved milkwood with natural pigments / Left figure: 112 x 35 x 15cm; right figure: 124 x 38 x 11cm / Purchased 2002. Queensland Art Gallery| Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery| Gallery of Modern Art / © Craig Koomeeta.

David Marpoondin Ku' (Camp dog) 2010

David Marpoondin, Australia b.1968 / Ku' (Camp dog) 2010 / Carved milkwood (Alstonia muellerana) with natural pigments, charcoal, synthetic polymer paint and acrylic binder / 33 x 33 x 15cm / Purchased 2010 with funds from the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Diversity Foundation through the Queensland Art Gallery| Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery| Gallery of Modern Art / © David Marpoondin.

Michael Boiyool Anning Rainforest shield (scorpion design) and sword 2000-01

Michael Boiyool Anning, Australia b.1955 / Rainforest shield (scorpion design) and sword 2000-01 / Shield: natural pigments on softwood (Alstonia scholaris or Argyrodendron perlatum); sword: natural pigments on hardwood (Xanthostemon whitei), beeswax and resin with bush string / Shield: 104 x 41 x 6cm (irreg.); sword: 130 x 15 x 3.5cm / Purchased 2001. Queensland Art Gallery| Gallery of Modern Art Foundation Grant / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery| Gallery of Modern Art / © Michael Boiyool Anning.

Tony Albert whitewash 2018

Tony Albert, Australia b.1981 / whitewash 2018 / Vintage ashtrays on vinyl lettering / 208.5 x 255cm (installed) / Purchased 2018. Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery| Gallery of Modern Art / © Tony Albert.

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