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Ngarra, Katcha, 2006, synthetic polymer paint on paper, 50 x 70 cm (sheet). © Courtesy Ngarra Estate and Mossenson Galleries, Perth
The world is not a foreign land
Guest curator: Quentin Sprague
The world is not a foreign land brings together work by Timothy Cook, Freda Warlapinni, Djambawa Marawili, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Ngarra and Rusty Peters. Crossing three geographically and culturally distinct regions—the Tiwi islands, the Kimberley and North-east Arnhem Land—each artist presents sometimes strikingly different perspectives on what constitutes Indigenous contemporary art. However, seen together, their work also reveals a series of productive and meaningful relationships; a network of connections that ask audiences to reconsider how certain objects and, by extension, certain practices, might relate beyond the confines of existing categories.
This resource is designed for both students and teachers of VCE Art and Studio Arts, Units 1–4. The resource details specific aspects and concepts relevant to each of the study designs although teachers can easily adapt content to different outcomes and key knowledge areas as required. Teachers can review the content of this resource with flexibility to address the needs and interests of students.
Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). With work from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture photography. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activists including Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten. Coming soon, opening 6 December 2014