ProppaNOW Artists Panel Seminar 2011 - The Black See

Milledge, Russell (2011) ProppaNOW Artists Panel Seminar 2011 - The Black See. [Video] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

ProppaNOW is a collective of Aboriginal artists based in Brisbane. During the 2011 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair the group presented an artists panel discussion at the Cairns, Centre of Contemporary Arts. ProppaNOW is regarded as the most successful artists collective in Australia with members being represented in major international exhibitions and biennials including the Venice Biennial. ProppaNOW members are Tony Albert, Vernon Ah Kee, Bianca Beetson, Richard Bell, Megan Cope, Gordon Hookey, Jennifer Herd and Laurie Nilson. A number of these artists originate from Far North Queensland. The group are renowned for insightful and politicised perspectives on Aboriginality in Australian society. The event has been captured to video and audio by Russell Milledge and Tai Inoe on Saturday 20 August 2011 on behalf of the ProppaNOW artists, KickArts Contemporary Arts and the School of Creative Arts JCU.

Research Statement

Research Background The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) presents the creative work of Queensland's Indigenous artists in a focused event that celebrates Indigenous culture. In August 2011 The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair included the commercial art fair held at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, a curated exhibition at Cairns Regional Gallery and exhibitions at KickArts Contemporary Arts. In addition to the formal presentation of fine arts and the commercial promotion of Indigenous creative output, the program includes industry forums, panels and a symposium. The ProppaNOW Artists Panel Seminar was one of these associated events.
Research Contribution The documentation captures the delivery of a formal artists panel conducted on Saturday 20 August 2011. The panel seminar conducted as a discussion was facilitated by Bruce McLean from the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. Comments from the audience include those of Lydia Miller and Tracey Moffat.
Research Significance The artists introduce themselves, the ProppaNOW collective and their contribution to the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair event. Their significant exhibition presented at KickArts Contemporary Arts at the Cairns, Centre of Contemporary Arts - The Black See. The panel discuss how and why ProppaNOW exist. They give an insight into their perspectives on Aboriginal relationships with Australian Society and on Aboriginal relationships to the Western contemporary art world. In addition the panel discuss issues around criticism of Aboriginal Art in Australia and racism in Australian society. Further discussion included the groups collaborative processes towards visual arts exhibitions.
Item ID: 18892
Item Type: Video
Keywords: Contemporary Art, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Racism, ProppaNOW, Queensland
Media of Output: Digital Video and Audio
Funders: KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair, Arts Queensland
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 23:34
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting) @ 90%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified @ 10%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 100%
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