Hardcover, full colour
Ryan Presley: Prosperity
Edited by Madeleine King
Contributors include: Ryan Presley, Tina Baum, Daniel Browning, and Suvendrini Perera
Published by the Institute of Modern Art
This book presents selected works from Presley’s acclaimed Blood Money series, which presents the heroes and warriors of Indigenous history as figureheads on Australian banknotes, alongside documentation of the recent Prosperity exhibition at the IMA.
The hardcover book features a chapter by Ryan Presley on the history of the Australian colony’s first currency, the holey dollar, alongside contributions by Tina Baum, Daniel Browning, and Suvendrini Perera that explore different manifestations of currency as a tool of the colonial project.