Book Launch

15 December 2022

Join Gordon Hookey for the launch of his artist monograph, A Murriality. This book accompanies his first survey exhibition, on view at the IMA until 23 December. With essays by José Da Silva, Bruce Johnson McLean, Liz Nowell, and Pablo José Ramírez, and conversational texts from Shannon Brett and Jax Compton, it’s a rich survey of Hookey’s immense artistic output, from the early 1990s to the present. Following an introductory conversation with Katina Davidson, Hookey will sign books—drawing one of his iconic kangaroos in each copy purchased.



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The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor, and we welcome guide and support dogs.

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  • Partner:

    Gordon Hookey: A MURRIALITY was developed in partnership with the UNSW Galleries, Sydney, where the exhibition was presented from 30 July–2 October 2022. 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 lives and works in Brisbane. He belongs to the Waanyi people and locates his art at the interface where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures converge. He explicitly attacks the establishment and implicates our current political representatives. His style and approach is distinctive in its vibrancy and best known for its biting satire of Australia’s political landscape, its leaders and representatives. Hookey is a core member of Brisbane-based Indigenous collective proppaNOW, alongside fellow artists including Richard Bell, Vernon Ah Kee, and Jennifer Herd. His work is held in major collections within Australia including Queensland Art Gallery and UQ Art Museum in Brisbane, Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, National Gallery of Australia and the Australian National University in Canberra, National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, and University of Technology in Sydney. 

Gordon Hookey, Untitled, 2016, Digital collage. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

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