Continental Drift: Black / blak art from South Africa and north Australia is the first major exhibition from a Gallery program that celebrates and examines global black art and culture. Continental Drift highlights the shared experiences of contemporary black / blak artists from South Africa and north Australia. While both countries have different histories, British colonisation had dramatic effects on their black peoples, many of which continue to be experienced today. Australian artists represented in the exhibition are Fiona Foley, Tony Albert, Michael Cook, Dale Harding, Hannah Bronte, Gordon Hookey, Paul Bong and Archie Moore; South African artists represented in the exhibition are Mohau Modisakeng, Berni Searle, Mary Sibande, Zanele Muholi, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Kudzanai Chiurai and Athi-Patra Ruga.
with Henrietta Fourmile-Marrie featuring Malu Kawai Dancers from Boigu Island and Stephen Pigram from Broome
Wednesday 11 July, 6.00 pm
GUIDED EXHIBITION TOUR
with Neelika Jayawardane, Associate Professor, State University of New York-Oswego and Carly Lane, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Wednesday 12 July, 10.30am
with Hannah Bronte, Tony Albert, Michael Cook, Paul Bong.
Thursday 12 July, 11.15 am
Image: Michael COOK, INVASION (Laser girls) 2017, digital print, 135 x 200cm. Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
EXHIBITION CATALOGUE | $18.95
All works from the exhibition are reproduced in the catalogue that is available to purchase through the Gallery Shop.
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