Book Launch

15 December 2022

Join Gordon Hookey for the launch of his brilliantly illustrated artist monograph, A MURRIALITY. This publication accompanies the first survey exhibition of his work, on view at the IMA until December 23. 

Featuring essays by José Da Silva, Bruce Johnson McLean, Liz Nowell, and Pablo José Ramírez, alongside two conversational texts from Shannon Brett and Jax Compton, this publication is a rich survey of Hookey’s immense artistic output from the early 1990s to the present day. 

Following an introductory conversation with Katina Davidson, Gordon will be offering a book signing – drawing one of his iconic kangaroos in each copy purchased.

Please note: This exhibition contains adult content including strong language and graphic imagery. 


COVID-19 Advice 

The IMA strongly encourages mask-wearing onsite in the galleries and for events to keep our community safe. If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home.  



We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers, as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds. 

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.

To find out more, contact us at ima@ima.org.au, call (07) 3252 5750, or ask our friendly staff on-site. Read our access information for visitors here. 

  • 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 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. 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 the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and University of Queensland Art Museum in Brisbane in Brisbane, Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, National Gallery of Australia and Australian National University in Canberra, National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, University of Technology in Sydney and a number of significant private collections. 

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

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