I, Object considers the many complex relationships Indigenous Australian artists continue to have with objects – from the histories informing their creation to the social and cultural consequences of their collection. The exhibition demonstrates the great pride and inspiration of inherited cultural practices and historical Indigenous objects, and reveals the difficulties posed by their collection and estrangement.
I, Object features contemporary painting, sculpture, and installation by leading Queensland artists Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Michael Boiyool Anning, Fiona Foley, Danie Mellor, Christian Thompson, Warraba Weatherall and others alongside 20 historical shields, boomerangs and clubs.
Caboolture Regional Art Gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Image credit: Alair Pambegan / Wik-Mungkan people / Australia QLD b. 1966 / Kalben (detail) 2016-17 / Carved wood with synthetic polymer paint and natural pigments, raffia / 107 pieces ranging from 14 to 41cm in length (excluding raffia); installed dimensions variable / Purchased 2017. Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Art / © Alair Pambegan
For more information visit https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Galleries-Museums/Events/CRAG/I-Object