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“I have always felt that my work comes from an Aboriginal experience. As I have grown as an artist and person and have had the opportunity to travel, I have come to understand that the underlying concepts attached to my work belong to the edge and periphery of our society. The edge of our society creates a link with the edge of the next. I think these links are often the strongest and most interesting.”

This work was created as part of a banner-making workshop between Tony Albert and members of Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network, a movement driven by young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the name of climate justice. The banner comes from Albert’s ongoing practice of opening up his studio to engage and collaborate with different communities and movements. The banner both challenges and asserts interconnected issues of land, sovereignty, protest, environmental devastation and the mass extraction of earth’s resources.

Details

  • Title: Do Not Frack the NT Installation Image
  • Creator: Tony Albert in collaboration with Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network
  • Date Created: 2020
  • Location Created: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
  • Physical Dimensions: 300 x 250 cm
  • Provenance: Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from the Australia Council for the Arts and Create NSW, and generous assistance from The Medich Foundation. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: Biennale of Sydney
  • Medium: house paint on banner
  • Edition: 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020): NIRIN

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