11-Jan-2016 - 29-Dec-2017

Colonial Afterlives

Ewan Atkinson, Daniel Boyd, Charles Campbell, Maree Clark, Fiona Foley, Julie Gough, Hew Locke, Kent Monkman, James Newitt, Geoff Parr, Yvonne Rees-Pagh, Lisa Reihana, Joan Ross, Christian Thompson

For many artists colonial business is unfinished, and its legacies are raw; history is now, and it matters. Colonial Afterlives considers a range of contemporary responses to British colonisation from artists living in Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, Canada and Britain. Incorporating a diversity of views, indigenous and diasporic foremost among them, these range from melancholic eulogies to passionate commentaries on the complex legacies of British occupation. While the artists are all finely attuned to the histories and politics of their own region, the exhibition reveals profound and sometimes surprising confluences.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program.

Image: Christian Thompson Invaded Dreams 2012 From the Polari series C-type print 100 x 100 cm. Christian Thompson is represented by Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi Melbourne and Michael Reid Sydney and Berlin

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01-Jan-2015 - 31-Dec-2016

Giving Voice: The Art Of Dissent

Cigdem Aydemir, James Barker, Richard Bell, Pat Hoffie, Locust Jones, Megan Keating, Michael Reed, Khaled Sabsabi

Curated by Dr Yvonne Rees Pagh
A Salamanca Arts Centre exhibition toured by Contemporary Art Tasmania
Giving Voice: The Art of Dissent, features artists that present their opinions on pressing social and political issues facing the world today.

Image: Locust Jones, Unmediated Media, 2013, ink and watercolour on paper, courtesy the artist, Dominik Mersch Gallery Sydney and Bett Gallery Hobart, Image: Silversalt Photography

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