I, Object

5 August – 2 October 2023

Gallery 2.2 | Free

 ‘I, Object’ considers the many complex relationships Indigenous artists continue to have with objects – from the histories informing their creation to the social and cultural consequences of their collection. The exhibition 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 historical shields, boomerangs and clubs.

A touring exhibition from Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.

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Image: Michael Boiyool Anning / Yidinyji people / Australia QLD b.1955 / Rainforest shield (scorpion design) and sword 2000-01 / Shield: natural pigments on softwood (Alstonia scholaris or Argyrodendron perlatum); sword: natural pigments on hardwood (Xanthostemon whitei), beeswax and resin with bush string / Shield: 104 x 41 x 6cm (irreg.); sword: 130 x 15 x 3.5cm / Purchased 2001. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Michael