For his solo exhibition at the IMA, Ryan Presley is developing new work as part of his ongoing project, Blood Money (2010–present), which deals with representation and exchange. In these works, Presley has painstakingly recreated the complex composition, patterning, and motifs of present-day Australian currency. Through this process, he reimagines our banknotes’ figureheads as the heroes and warriors of Aboriginal history, including Pemulway, Dundalli, and Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Alongside these paintings, the artist will stage a participatory currency exchange.

24 Mar - 28 Apr

Institute of Modern Art

420 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006