Seeing in Blak and White; On a Scale of One to 1788 How Authentic Are You? What influence does the collection of historical cultural material in both art and natural history museums have on contemporary Aboriginal art today? How are artists challenging the palette of what is 'acceptable' Aboriginal art?
In this third In Colour lecture, Yorta Yorta woman Kimberley Moulton discusses her experiences researching and curating in international collections and highlight work of South Eastern First Peoples who respond and re-contextualise cultural material in museums. She considers colour in such practices through the lenses of identity, the western art canon, and notions of authenticity.
Listen as Megan Cope discusses about her work, Foundations II, in Material Politics: our current exhibition that features artists who use everyday materials and approaches to explore issues of ecology, inequality, surveillance, and sovereignty.
Cope explored this work, together with a broader discussion of her artistic practice, and the themes that continue to impact her work. This artist talk was opened by IMA Co-Director, Aileen Burns.
This talk is about the relational qualities of colours. Colours as palettes—those marauding squads of socially and culturally recognised hues—which get what they need by working together.
Diana Young discussed some palettes of colour in landscapes, art works and exhibitions to understand what it is colours can do together. This lecture was officially opened by IMA Senior Manager, Madeleine King.
The 2017 In Colourlecture series opened with a debate that will helped to find an answer to the question: is contemporary art chromophobic?
Two experts on aesthetics, Professors Susan Best (affirmative) and Andrew McNamara (negative), went head-to-head on whether colour still matters in contemporary art.
The debate was chaired by In Colour series curator, Madeleine King, and officially opened by IMA Co-Directors Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh. Official rebuttals from the affirmative and negative were followed by an ‘audience rebuttal’, with comments and questions from the floor.