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EXHIBITION: Ritual Intimacy – Christian Thompson

JCG IS OPEN FROM 17 MAY – 21 JULY 2019
Mon-Fri 11am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm.

Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley.
+61 08 9266 4155 gallery@curtin.edu.au

John Curtin Gallery is proud to announce a major survey exhibition of the work of Bidjara artist, Christian Thompson, one of Australia’s leading and most intriguing contemporary artists.

Thompson works across photography, video, sculpture, performance and sound, interweaving themes of identity, race and history with his lived experience. His work is held in the collections of major state and national art museums in Australia and internationally. Thompson made history as one of the first two Aboriginal Australians to be accepted into the University of Oxford as a Charlie Perkins Scholar, where he completed his Doctorate of Philosophy (Fine Art) in 2016.

Ritual Intimacy, surveys Thompson’s diverse practice, spanning fifteen years, and will also be accompanied by the publication of the first monograph on the artist’s career and work.

Developed by Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), the exhibition will feature a major new commission created for this exhibition.

PUBLIC PROGRAM

Wed 29/05/2019 –  12:30 -1:30pm
Dr. Darren Jorgensen

Archive Fever: Australian artists working with museum collections!

RSVP CLOSED

Wed 05/06/2019 –  6 – 7pm
Dr Robin Barrington

GLAM Encounters and Entanglements: A Yamatji Perspective

RSVP CLOSED

Wed 19/06/2019 –  12:30 -1:30pm
Chris Malcolm

Director’s Perspective

RSVP CLOSED

Wed 26/06/2019 –  12:30 – 1:30pm
Professor Alan Dench

What do we lose when we lose a language?

RSVP CLOSED
Christian Thompson, Untitled #6 (from the series King Billy) 2010.
Christian Thompson, Untitled #6 (from the series King Billy) 2010. Image courtesy of the artist, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, and Michael Reid, Sydney and Berlin.

The John Curtin Gallery, which houses the Curtin University Art Collection celebrates its 20thAnniversary in 2018 after opening as Australia’s largest university art museum in 1998.   

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Indigenous Acknowledgement

John Curtin Gallery acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which the Bentley gallery is located, the Wadjuk people of the Noongar Nation.

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