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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.
It was a “lovely fluke”, says exhibition curator Una Rey, that Black White & Restive opened on the first day of National Reconciliation Week this year. But to focus solely on that, she explains, would be misleading.
The 10th National Indigenous Art Awards were announced on 27 May to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the 25th anniversary of the landmark Mabo decision.
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