Event Dale Harding with IMA Directors

Dale Harding with IMA Directors

In Conversation

17 September 2015
6pm–7:30pm

  • Event Cost:
    Free

Please join Dale Harding for an in conversation with IMA’s Executive Directors Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh on Thursday, 17 September, at 6pm. This event will be an opportunity to hear Harding speak about his practice and explore the exhibition White Collared further.

Harding is a descendent of the Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal peoples of Central Queensland, who has gained recognition for works that explore the untold histories of his communities. Recently he has been investigating the social and political realities experienced by members of his family who lived under government control in Queensland. The lives of the young Aboriginal women and the little girls who were forced to live in the dormitories on Woorabinda Aboriginal Mission in Central Queensland were governed by restriction, confinement and control. The White Collared series presents imagined artefacts of mission times in Queensland’s recent history when the Department of Native Affairs, Police and Church Missionaries imposed total control over the lives of Aboriginal people.

Harding’s first solo exhibition, Colour by Number, was curated by Tony Albert at Brisbane’s Metro Arts (2012). He has participated in a number of group exhibitions, including string theory: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art From Black Australia, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (both 2013); Outlaws, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda (2014). Harding’s work can currently also be seen in GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art.

This event is free and open to everyone.

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The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.

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