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Christian Thompson

Outdoor Exhibition
16 Oct-10 Nov
FREE

ABOUT THE SHOW

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary city-wide exhibition showcasing Dr Christian Thompson AO profound exploration of identity and culture through powerful photographic works. Bidjara artist Thompson challenges established narratives, shedding light on the intricate layers of identity within marginalised communities.



Presented exclusively at Brisbane Powerhouse, experience Thompson’s latest creations alongside select works from his acclaimed body of work, transformed into larger-than-life installations throughout the city. This outdoor exhibition will feature a stunning hero piece at the Brisbane Powerhouse façade, inviting you to delve into Thompson’s heritage and visionary artistic expression.



Join us for a celebration of art, heritage, and contemporary dialogue as Christian Thompson AO unveils his specially commissioned outdoor exhibition, promising a fusion of cultural depth and modern creativity. Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with Thompson’s unique perspective and explore an unforgettable artistic journey through Brisbane’s urban landscape.

DATES: 16 October – 10 November 2024

PART OF MELT FESTIVAL


This project is supported by Tim and Gina Fairfax.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

In 2010 Thompson made history when he became the first Aboriginal Australian to be admitted into the University of Oxford in its 900-year history. Thomspn has recently been appointed as Adjunct Industry Associate Professor, RMIT University.

In 2018 he was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the visual arts as a sculptor, photographer, video and performance artist, and as a role model for young Indigenous artists.

Thompson has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, having been included in exhibitions such as ‘Australia’ at the Royal Academy for the Arts, London, ‘We Bury Our Own’, The Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, Valencian Institute of Modern Art, Valencia, Spain, ‘The Other and Me’, The Sharjah Museum, United Arab Emirates, ‘Hijacked III’, QUOD Gallery, Derby, United Kingdom. ‘Shadow life’ Bangkok Art and Cultural centre, Bangkok, Thailand. ‘The Beauty of Distance/ Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age’, 17th Biennale of Sydney. A major survey exhibition of Thompson’s work, Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy toured nationally from 2017 to 2019.

Thompson’s work is held in major public and private collections including:

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • The Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
  • University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
  • Private Collections
FREE

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

VENUE

City–wide

TICKETS

FREE
$

DURATION

minutes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Suitable for ages ALL AGES

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse
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