[Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane] Christian Thompson: Ritual intimacy - Art Exhibition - Michael Reid Gallery

[Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane] Christian Thompson: Ritual intimacy

20 Jul - 23 Sep 2017

Curators: Charlotte Day and Hetti Perkins

Christian Thompson: Ritual intimacy will be the first survey exhibition of one of Australia’s leading Indigenous artists. Thompson, of the Bidjara people, works across photography, video, sculpture, performance and sound to explore notions of identity, race and Australia’s colonial history. He made history himself as one of the first two Aboriginal Australians to be accepted into Oxford University, where he completed his Doctorate of Philosophy (Fine Art) in 2015.

The exhibition will cover the breadth of Thompson’s practice, both in the media he employs and in the works he has made for Australian and European contexts. It will include his best-known work in photography, where he has used his own image to present ideas about identity and the collision of cultures, along with his audio and video works that celebrate language and gesture through performance, sound and song.

Griffith University Art Gallery
Queensland College of Art
226 Grey Sreeet
South Brisbane, Queensland

  • Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Berceuse, 2017

  • Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Museum of Others (Othering the Explorer, James Cook), 2016

    120 × 120 cm

    SOLD

  • Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Museum of Others (Othering the Ethnologist, Augustus Pitt Rivers), 2016

    120 × 120 cm
  • Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Museum of Others (Othering the Art Critic, John Ruskin), 2016

    120 × 120 cm
  • Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Museum of Others (Othering the Anthropologist, Walter Baldwin Spencer), 2016

    120 × 120 cm
  • Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Equilibrium, 2016

    120 × 120 cm
  • Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Dead Tongue, 2015

  • Refuge

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Refuge, 2014

  • Ancient-Bloom

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Ancient Bloom, 2015

    100 × 100 cm
  • Deaths-Second-Self

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Death’s Second Self, 2015

    100 × 100 cm
  • Echo-I

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Echo I, 2014

    100 × 100 cm
  • Ellipse

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Ellipse, 2014

    100 × 100 cm
  • Ariel

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Ariel, 2014

    100 × 100 cm
  • Siren

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Siren, 2014

    100 × 100 cm
  • Three-Sisters

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Three Sisters, 2012

    100 × 100 cm
  • Forgiveness-of-the-Land

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Forgiveness of Land, 2012

    100 × 100 cm
  • Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Danger Will Come, 2012

    100 × 100 cm
  • Untitled-Banksia-Leaf

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Untitled (Banksia Leaf), 2007

    100 × 100 cm
  • Untitled-Banksia

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Untitled (Banksia), 2007

    100 × 100 cm
  • Untitled-Blue-Gum

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Untitled (Blue Gum), 2007

    100 × 100 cm

    SOLD

  • Untitled-Flannel-Flower

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Untitled (Flannel Flower), 2007

    100 × 100 cm
  • Untitled-Grey-Gum

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Untitled (Grey Gum), 2007

    100 × 100 cm
  • Gamu-Mambu-(Blood-Song)

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Gamu Mambu (Blood Song), 2010

  • Heat

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Heat, 2010

  • Dhagunyilangu-(Brother)

    Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Dhagunyilangu (Brother), 2011

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