Untitled, (2014) by Daniel Boyd. Oil, pastel and archival glue on canvas
My recent work is about the trajectory of information and how it passes back and forth over time and between cultures. Through the movement of information details and facts associated with historical events and objects are lost. The paintings acknowledge this process and are a remembrance of that loss. They recognize that we will never be able to fully comprehend our past or our future. My use of dots references the idea of the cultural lens and the fact that we all have different points of view.
Boyd belongs to the Kudjila/Gangalu peoples, from Clermont South to the Dawson River region of mid Queensland. His work examines colonial encounters through a modern frame.
Tjungkara KEN (Pitjantjatjara people, Amata, South Australia, Australia born 1969), Seven Sisters, 2012 Rocket Bore, near Mulga Park, Northern Territory, Australia Painting, synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Australia 1887 – France 1951
Movements: France from 1930 - 1951
Moly-Sabata, Sablons, Rhône-Alpes, Isère, France
Decorative Arts and Design, Ceramic, earthenware: underglaze painted slip decoration
George Fetting (b. 1964), Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal Tribe, 1992 (printed 2009).
Dr Oodgeroo Noonuccal (formerly Kath Walker), was a key campaigner in the reform of the Australian constitution, Queensland state secretary of the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and recipient of the British Order in 1970 (which she returned in 1987 in protest of the bicentennial celebrations).
This photograph was taken one year prior to the Noonuccal’s death, depicting a strong, distinguished and determined leader. Griffith University Art Collection writes:
Her work and encouragement was vital for the artistic and political progress of many Black Australian poets.
Art by Coffs Harbour-born, Melbourne-based artist Alyson Pearson. She uses biro & watercolour.
On the second work, Pearson writes:
This work is a part of my “Animal Series”, which features quirky and whimsical animal characters with an indie edge. The buildings in this piece are inspired from around the North Melbourne area, which is where I was living at the time. The play on the word Owl, substituted to my nickname Al, is a sort of symbolism representing my move to Melbourne.