Indigenous photomedia exhibition to open at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Date published: 22 March 2017

The National Gallery of Australia’s travelling exhibition Resolution: New Indigenous Photomedia celebrates some of the most significant work made by Indigenous photographers, video and multimedia artists in the last five years.

Resolution brings together established and critically acclaimed artists with exciting emerging talent reflecting the diversity and dynamism of contemporary practice.

The exhibition will open at the Perc Tucker Regional this Friday, March 24 and will travel to Australian venues over the next 18 months sharing the national collection with the wider Australian community.

Community and Cultural Development Committee chair Cr Colleen Doyle invited the public to come and see the work on display.

“We are so fortunate to be able to host this innovative and thought provoking show. I am so please that Resolution will be on across the school holidays, giving students and families a wonderful opportunity to visit the gallery and experience these works,” Cr Doyle said.

National Gallery of Australia director Gerard Vaughan said over the past 30 years, the NGA has developed one of the truly great collections of Indigenous photomedia.

“Resolution reflects our continuing engagement with this vital aspect of contemporary practice,’ Mr Vaughan said.

“The foundations of contemporary Indigenous photography were laid in the late ’80s, with a generation of politicised and often provocative artists documenting their experiences of the Bicentennial marking 200 years of European settlement.

“The last 30 years has seen the emergence of artists who engage critically and thoughtfully with the present and the past, layering their artistic identity with challenges to contemporary culture.”

This exhibition is supported by the Australian Government through Visions of Australia and the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians

The exhibition will be on display at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery until May 28.