CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
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“The Biennale of Sydney plays an indispensable role in Australia’s engagement with the world, and a meaningful rolein the life of the nation...Brook Andrew’s commitment to alternative narratives and new understandings of historical legacies will further strengthen the Biennale’s commitment to the rich, diverse communities it serves, nationally and globally.”
COLONY: FRONTIER WARS
Colony: Frontier Wars explores the period of colonisation in Australia from 1788 onwards and its often devastating effects on First Peoples.
15 March until 2 September 2018
The Ian Potter Centre National Gallery of Victoria
"The 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial at the National Gallery of Australia commemorates the 50th anniversary of 1967 Referendum that recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australians for the first time. It explores the ongoing resilience of Australia’s Indigenous people since first contact, through to the historical fight for recognition and ongoing activism in the present day." Read full text here.
Note: the exhibition will tour nationally. Dates: NGA Canberra 26 May – 10 September 2017; MAGNT Darwin NT 24 March – 15 July 2018; UQ Art Museum Brisbane QLD 28 July – 11 November 2018; Western Plains Cultural Centre Dubbo NSW 9 March – 26 May 2019; Mildura Art Gallery Friday 26 July – Sunday 13 October 2019; QVMAG Tasmania mid-November 2019 – 9 February 2020; Australian National Maritime Museum early-March – Nov 2020
26 May until 10 September 2017
National Gallery of Australia
BROOK ANDREW—RETHINKING ANTIPODES
In 2016 Brook Andrew undertook a comprehensive study of the collections of the Cambridge Museums, and the extensive print collection of the British Museum, London, as part of the Australian Print Workshop’s Antipodes project.
In the resulting suite of eight photolithographs—acquired by Geelong Gallery in 2017—he uses reproductions of 18th century satirical prints by British artist James Gillray as his primary source material: specifically a number of prints in which Gillray addressed British Imperialism, the political climate of the late 18th century and various conflicts (between Britain and France, and Britain and the colonised).
14 April to 2 September 2018
Geelong, Victoria, Australia