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Portrait of an Artist with Gordon Hookey

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Auditorium 1, level 2

State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place

South Brisbane, Qld 4101

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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.

His art is vibrant and 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!

The Portrait of an Artist series is made possible thanks to the generosity of James C Sourris AM through the Queensland Library Foundation.

Date: Friday, 26 July 2019

Time: 6.30–7.30pm

Where: Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland


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