Tony Albert has been commissioned to create a memorial for Hyde Park South in Sydney which honours to contribution made by Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander service men and women.
The work will be launched on ANZAC Day 2015 to commemorate the centenary of of the ANZAC landings on Gallipoli. Albert’s family has over 80-years of combined military service.
His dramatic sculpture will feature four seven-metre tall, oversized bullets among three large-scale fallen shells to represent the diggers who lost their lives.
You can read more about the project here: http://www.sydneymedia.com.au/grandfathers-war-story-inspires-aboriginal-artwork/
Earlier this month the proppaNOW exhibition Insurgence opened at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House (or MOADOPH for short). Vernon writes:
The irony in an artist group like us showing at Old Parliament House in Canberra was not lost on us. We were eager too for the opportunity to show our work in such close proximity to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy which continues to have much resonance for our people. It was particularly satisfying showing with Andrea Fisher whose work and strong ideas, as a former member of proppaNOW, are a welcome inclusion in the show.
Works by Jennifer Herd
Works by Laurie Nilsen
proppaNOW’s exhibition ‘Insurgence’ opened at the Museum of Australian Democracy on October 22 and continues ’til March 11.
For more information, visit: http://moadoph.gov.au/exhibitions/insurgence/
The Tide is High is Megan Cope’s first solo exhibition in Melbourne which opened on the weekend and will run until Oct 12 at Fehily Contemporary.
The exhibition featured Cope’s flooded military maps of locations from Victoria’s coastline as well as two new bodies of work referencing current social anxieties of the globally swift human tide lapping on Australian shores.
The exhibition also includes geological and mining maps of Victoria’s Gold Rush towns and an ice melting installation titled ‘Blood on the Land’ all of which connect to notions of the passive aggressive resistance to acknowledge Aboriginal ownership and occupation of Australia and Asylum Seekers.
proppaNOW are pleased to announce we will have a stall at the very first Boomerang Festival on the 4 – 6 October at Tyagarah (Bluesfest Site). For the first time since 2003, we will have curated a gallery of original t-shirt designs.
If you’re heading to the festival, make sure you pop in for a visit. If you can’t make it, we will have shirts for sale on this website.