Event Gordon Hookey

Gordon Hookey

Artist Talk

12 November 2022

Since 2020, Gordon Hookey has made placards and banners that explore the visual histories of protest and offer his interpretation of contemporary politics. In this talk, facilitated by Cheryl Leavy, he addresses his new commission: eight banners for his first survey show, A Murriality. These works continue his witty critique of racism, to create a biting satire of Australian culture and politics.

  • Partner:

    A Murriality was developed in partnership with UNSW Galleries, Sydney, and presented with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts, Gordon Darling Foundation, IMA Commissioners Circle, and UNSW Commissioners Circle. A national tour begins in 2023, supported by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia and by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Guest Info
  • Gordon Hookey was born in Cloncurry, Queensland, in 1961. He currently lives and works in Brisbane. Hookey belongs to the Waanyi people and locates his art at the interface where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures converge. Hookey is a member of the Brisbane-based Indigenous collective proppaNOW. His work is held in major collections in Australia including Queensland Art Gallery and UQ Art Museum in Brisbane, Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, National Gallery of Australia and Australian National University in Canberra, and National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. 

Gordon Hookey 'Good on'Ya!/Love' 2022. © Gordon Allan Hookey / Copyright Agency, 2022.

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