Portrait of an Artist with Gordon Hookey

26th July 6.30pm

State Library Queensland

The second in our Portrait of an Artist series for 2019 offers a unique insight into the life and the politically-charged work of Queensland artist Gordon Hookey.

A proud Waanyi man, Gordon was born in Cloncurry in north-west Queensland. He is an oil painter and sculptor whose art is located at the interface where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures converge.

Gordon’s work combines figurative characters, iconic symbols, bold comic-like text and a spectrum of vibrant colours.  His art is well known for its piercing commentary of Australia’s political landscape, its leaders and representatives. Gordon’s work is held in the public collection of most major Australian galleries as well as public collections in the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand and Canada.

Watch a screening of an interview with Gordon filmed for the James C Sourris AM Collection of contemporary Australian artist interviews. Following the screening, enjoy an intimate Q & A session with Gordon to hear his musings on art, life and possibly politics!

More information – Click Here

Address: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland. Friday 26 July 6.30pm

Generously supported by James C Sourris AM through Queensland Library Foundation.

Image: photo courtesy of Milani Gallery.

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