Event Sam Harrison

Sam Harrison


19 October 2023

Artist and curator Sam Harrison (Kamilaroi, Wiradjuri) discusses his practice, which is centred around the analysis of Australian identity, and his reflections on Daniel Boyd: Rainbow Serpent (Version).


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Guest Info
  • Sam Harrison is a Meanjin/Brisbane-based artist and curator with cultural connections to the Kamilaroi and Wiradjuri peoples. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) from the Victorian College of the Arts, Naarm/Melbourne. His practice revolves around discussion and analysis of Australian identity. His practice is focused on utilising historical and contemporary learning resources to re-conceptualise how we interpret the national story; creating a conversation in the present, about the present, to identify what we are as a collective, yet diverse cultural entity; and envisioning what an increasingly connected, mobile, and global future has in store for us.

Courtesy of Sam Harrison.

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