Event Ryan Presley: Prosperity

Ryan Presley: Prosperity

Book Launch

13 October 2018
2pm–4pm

  • Event Cost:
    Free

Following the exhibition at the IMA earlier this year, Ryan Presley: Prosperity is the first publication on the Brisbane-based artist’s practice. It features Presley’s own writing on the history of the Australian colony’s first currency—the holey dollar—with essays by Tina Baum, Daniel Browning, and Suvendrini Perera, exploring different manifestations of currency as a tool of the colonial project.

Join Presley and the publication’s editor Madeleine King in conversation for the Brisbane launch of Prosperity. A special launch price will be available for attendees.

Guest Info
  • Ryan Presley

    was born in 1987 in Alice Springs, and currently lives and works in Brisbane. His father’s family is Marri Ngarr and originate from the Moyle River region in the Northern Territory. His mother’s family were Scandinavian immigrants to Australia. Presley’s work has been included in Trade Markings, Van Abbemuseum (2018); the 33rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Darwin; Frontier Imaginaries, IMA, Brisbane; TarraWarra Biennial: Endless Circulation (all 2016). His work is held in public collections at the University of Queensland Art Museum, Murdoch University, Griffith University Art Collection, and the Museum of Brisbane. Presley completed a PhD at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, in 2016, and his current project “Prosperity: An In-Depth Analysis of the Blood Money Series” is supported by Griffith University’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme. His solo exhibition Ryan Presley: Prosperity was held at the IMA in 2018.

    Madeleine King

    is Assistant Director of the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, and is the editor and curator of Ryan Presley: Prosperity.

Related Exhibition

Ryan Presley

Prosperity

24 Mar–28 Apr 2018

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Ryan Presley

Prosperity

Edited by Madeleine King

Published by the Institute of Modern Art

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