Green Room

Green Room

Daniel Boyd

20 February–24 March 201620 Feb–24 Mar 2016


This is the first solo exhibition in Queensland of Cairns-born, Sydney-based artist Daniel Boyd. His acclaimed practice deftly layers colonial history, European modernism and its connections to the Pacific, and the subtle interplay between lenses and techniques of Western and Indigenous art of Australia.

Boyd’s exhibition offers a close look at the artist’s ongoing interest in maps; keys for unlocking land, sea, sky and the great unknown. Through a combination of oil, charcoal, and archival glue on canvas, Boyd builds up complex layers of dots and overlays them with simple line drawings―ambiguous symbols that reference at once ceremonial mark-making, navigational charts, and modernist appropriations of the Pacific.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where the IMA now stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.