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Work by some of the most significant Indigenous photographers and multimedia artists in the past five years have gone on a show in a travelling exhibition which opened at the Tweed Regional Gallery this week.

The National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA) exhibition Resolution: new Indigenous photomedia brings together, according to its director, critically acclaimed artists with emerging talent reflecting the diversity and dynamism of contemporary practice.

NGA chief Gerard Vaughan said that over the past 30 years, the NGA has developed one of the world’s great collections of Indigenous photomedia.

Resolution reflects our continued engagement with this vital aspect of contemporary art,’ Mr Vaughan said.

‘The foundations of contemporary Indigenous photography were laid in the late ’80s, with a generation of politicised and provocative artists documenting their experiences of the Bicentennial marking 200 years of European settlement.

‘The last 30 years has seen the emergence of artists who engage critically and thoughtfully with the present and the past and continue to layer their artistic identity with challenges to contemporary culture.’

Christian Thompson, Gods and kings 2015, from the series Imperial relic, chromogenic colour photograph. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2016. Courtesy of Michael Reid, Sydney
Christian Thompson, Gods and kings 2015, from the series Imperial relic, chromogenic colour photograph. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2016. Courtesy of Michael Reid, Sydney

Resolution will be on display at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre until 4 December and will travel to Australian venues over the coming 18 months as part of the National Gallery of Australia’s extensive touring program.

Entry to the exhibition is free.

 

 

 Jason Wing, Chiko #2 2015, pigment inkjet print. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2016
Jason Wing, Chiko #2 2015, pigment inkjet print. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2016


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  1. Resolution: new indigenous photo media, is one of the most exciting, thought provoking and challenging exhibitions ever. It opens so many dialogues about the indigenous situation in Australia in a non confrontational way. It is a breath of fresh air and a way forward for all Australians.
    Have been to see it several times. The high standard of brilliant artistic presentation and intriguing accompanying dialogues make it one of the most mesmerising exhibitions ever.

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