WHEN : 8th Nov – 24th Nov
WHERE : Milani Gallery
Vernon Ah Kee was born in North Queensland and has been living in Brisbane for eleven years. With a BVA in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art, Vernon undertook a year of Honours in Fine Art before beginning a Doctorate of Visual Art in 2001. Vernon’s work is primarily a critique of Australian popular culture, specifically the Black/ White dichotomy that locates itself in his work. For the past four years he has concentrated on a conceptual use of text and minimal expression. Vernon combines a combative writing style with a strong visual sense to achieve successful communication in a manner that makes effective use of the format of Visual Arts as Aboriginal expression.
Vernon Ah Kee’s background in visual arts is primarily in the fields of drawing and screen printing. Vernon currently lectures in Queensland College of Art’s BVA in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art. His academic interests include Aboriginal education, Aboriginal identity and art. Additional interests include Intellectual Property and Native Title.
Image : I see deadly people, Lex Wotton, 2012
Text : ABC