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12 - 15 July 2018

Program

CONTINENTAL DRIFT - FROM BLAK TO BLACK

Wednesday 11th July 2018

6:00pm

Cairns Art Gallery
Cnr Shields & Abbot Street
Cairns QLD 4870
Australia

CONTINENTAL DRIFT FROM BLAK TO BLACK

Queensland and South African artists in dialogue

The exhibition will extend CIAF’s international reach and reputation through an exhibition that examines ways in which black artists from Queensland and South Africa respond to complex narratives of colonisation and post-colonisation, including shared issues of dislocation, gender and cultural identity and political activism.

Australian artists represented in the exhibition include Payl Bong, Fiona Foley, Tony Albert, Christian Thompson, Michael Cook, Richard Bell, Dale Harding, Hannah Bronte and Gordon Hookey. South African artists represented in the exhibition include Mohau Modisakeng, Berni Searle, Mary Sibande, Zanele Muholi, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Kudzanai, Chiurai and Athi-Patra Ruga.

The exhibition will bring together new and recent works across a range of media including photography, installation, video and painting, and are informed by history, the artists’ own experiences, and cultural, social and political concerns.

The exhibition will be held across the ground and first floor galleries at the Cairns Art Gallery from 7 July–23 September 2018.

Four sub-themes

· Dislocation: Michael Cook, Mohau Modisakeng, Paul Bong

· Colonasation: Mary Sibande, Fiona Foley, Dale Harding

· Gender/identity: Berni Searle, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Hannah Bronte, Christian Thompson, Tony Albert Zanele Muholi, Athi-Patra Ruga 

· Activism: Gordon Hooky, Kudzanai Chiurai and Richard Bell

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