Burnie Regional Art Gallery presents Colonial Aferlives, bringing contemporary responses to the complex legacies of British occupation from fourteen outstanding artists living in Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, Canada and Britain, including Tasmanian artists Julie Gough, James Newitt, Yvonne Rees-Pagh and Geoff Parr.
This exhibition will consider a range of contemporary responses to British colonisation from indigenous and diasporic artists living in Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, Britain and Canada. It will incorporate a diversity of views ranging from melancholic eulogies to passionate and sometimes scathing commentaries on the complex legacies of British occupation.
Exhibition opening: Friday 10 November 2017 at 6pm by Joe Bugden, CEO, Salamanca Arts Centre
Floor talk: Saturday 11 November at 2pm with Yvonne Rees-Pagh, Artist
Curator: Dr Sarah Thomas
Artists: Ewan Atkinson (Barbados), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Charles Campbell (Jamaica), Maree Clarke (VIC), Fiona Foley (QLD), Julie Gough (TAS), Hew Locke (UK), Kent Monkman (Canada), James Newitt (TAS), Geoff Parr (TAS), Yvonne Rees-Pagh (TAS), Lisa Reihana (Aotearoa NZ), Joan Ross (NSW), Christian Thompson (Aust/UK)