Ryan Presley with Madeleine King
29 March 2018
Learn more about Brisbane-based artist Ryan Presley’s ongoing project Blood Money (2010–present), which deals with representation and exchange. In his exhibition at the IMA, Prosperity, Presley reimagines our figureheads on Australian banknotes as the heroes and warriors of Aboriginal history, including Pemulwuy, Dundalli, and Oodgeroo Noonuccal.
Hear from Presley, in conversation with exhibition curator Madeleine King, as they discuss the research process and the historical figures referenced in these works.
Prosperity is on view at the IMA until 28 April, 2018.
Dr. Ryan Presley
Dr. Ryan Presley was born in 1987 in Alice Springs. His father’s family is Marri Ngarr and originate from the Moyle River region in the Northern Territory. He currently lives and works in Brisbane. In 2016 his artwork has been included in the 33rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in Darwin, Frontier Imaginaries: No Longer at Ease at the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, and was featured in the 2016 TarraWarra Biennial: Endless Circulation. Dr. Presley completed a PhD (2016) at the Queensland College of Art, and his current project ‘Prosperity: an in-depth analysis of the Blood Money series’ is supported by the Griffith University’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.