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Resolution: new indigenous photomedia opens next weekend at SAM

Nicholise Garner August 23, 2017
SAM’S LATEST EXHIBITION SET FOR LAUNCH… Tony Albert, Brothers (New York Dreaming) 2015, pigment inkjet print, stickers, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2016. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney. Image: Supplied.

SAM’S LATEST EXHIBITION SET FOR LAUNCH… Tony Albert, Brothers (New York Dreaming) 2015, pigment inkjet print, stickers, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2016. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney. Image: Supplied.

SHEPPARTON Art Museum (SAM) is excited to open Resolution: new Indigenous photomedia on Friday, August 25 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This National Gallery of Australia travelling exhibition celebrates some of the most significant work made by Indigenous photographers, video and multimedia artists in the last five years.

Resolution brings together established and critically acclaimed artists with exciting emerging talent reflecting the diversity and dynamism of contemporary practice.

The foundations of contemporary Indigenous photography were laid in the late ‘80s, with a generation of politicised and often 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, exploring their complex identities and questioning the way they are seen by contemporary society.

Resolution has travelled to three other Australian venues over the last 12 months, including Tweed Regional Gallery (QLD), Perc Tucker Art Gallery (QLD) and Araluen Art Centre (NT) as part of the National Gallery of Australia’s extensive program, sharing the national collection with the wider Australian community.

Artists include: Michael Aird, Tony Albert, Brook Andrew, Ali G. Baker, Daniel Boyd, Megan Cope, Brenda L. Croft, Nici Cumpston, Robert Fielding, Nicole Foreshew, Ricky Maynard, Danie Mellor, Steaphan Paton, Damien Shen, Darren Siwes, Christian Thompson, Warwick Thornton, James Tylor, and Jason Wing.

Visit www.sheppartonartmuseum.com.au for more information.