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Showcasing the work of its founding members, the exhibition is packed with works from the 1980s up to the present day. The Boomalli Ten feels like a celebration not just of those 10 artists but more broadly of the Indigenous Australian art now flourishing in the post-colonial present.
Amalia Pica was born in Argentina and is currently working in London. Her exhibition at the IMA is to be presented in two parts, but her first solo in Australia is not the beginning of her relationship with Brisbane.
Indigenous artist Yunkurra Billy Atkins has been awarded $30,000 for the Most Outstanding Work in the 2017 Hedland Art Awards for his large scale-work on paper work, Kumpupirntily, which combines political commentary with the Australian landscape.
Vicki Varvaressos had been painting for more than two decades when she first started producing abstract works. “I remember when I first did it,” she says, “it was probably quite shocking!”
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