Gordon Hookey & Michael Aird
02 June 2016
Artist Gordon Hookey will be in conversation with curator, publisher, and historian Michael Aird to discuss the visual language of Hookey’s major new painting MURRILAND!
A commission of Frontier Imaginaries, the work is part of an ongoing series of 10-metre long canvasses that re-imagine the history of Queensland from an Indigenous perspective. Hookey has set up a studio in the gallery and is continuing to work on the ambitious painting during the exhibition.
Gordon Hookey (b. 1961, Cloncurry, Queensland) is an Indigenous artist from Queensland and belongs to the Waanyi people. He has exhibited widely in Australia, and his work has come to prominence in the last decade as an outspoken critique of racism. In 2006 he became an active member of the Brisbane-based Aboriginal arts group, ProppaNOW. Hookey’s work is held in the public collections of most major Australian galleries as well as public collections internationally. Hookey has recently completed a Master of Visual Arts at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.