Greg Semu & Naomi Hobson discuss BLOOD RED, a body of new, large-scale photographic works completed in Coen, a remote Indigenous community in Cape York, Far North Queensland.
Greg Semu, Black tracker family 2017, type C photography © Greg Semu. Courtesy the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.
Artist, Daniel Boyd will be joined by curator and long-time activist, Djon Mundine OAM, to discuss Bitter Sweet, Boyd's latest exhibition that traces the hidden history of slavery in FNQ that resulted in 60,000 South Sea Islander people being taken to work in sugarcane plantations from the mid-1800s and early-1900s.
Daniel Boyd, Untitled (P13) 2013, oil and archival glue on linen, 214 x 300cm. Collection of Gwen and Stewart Wallis AO, Bowral © Daniel Boyd. Photographed Jessica Maurer. Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.
Artists & curators involved in the recent workshops held on Thursday Island, Saibai Island, Erub (Darnley Island), Mer (Murray Island), Mua (Moa Island) and Badhu (Badu Island). Artists created contemporary and customary lei and body adornment for the exhibition Lei it on. (A collaboration between Cairns Art Gallery and National Gallery of Victoria, supported by Gab Titui Cultural Centre.)
Theresa Clermont, Shirley Ewadie Daniel, Dadib Ema Ingui, Bonita Kaida, Ngalpan Buway lei (Our family lei) 2017, aluminium cans, cassowary feathers, seeds, steel cable, adhesive 93 x 100 x 1 cm (variable). Courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria. Photo: Michael Marzik.
Image: Rosie Ware, Copper Crepe Lei 2017, copper, enamel paint, sealant, shells, timber, beads, nylon and steel. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria. Photo: Simone LeAmon.