16 May – 2 September 2018 -
Emerging in the late 1980s, a new wave of vocal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activism placed Brisbane at the forefront of an urban art movement.
Drawing on the Museum of Brisbane Collection, Voice in Action explores the city’s unique socio-political climate during the 1980s and its impact on the rise of strong new artistic voices.
While artists from this period forged a global conversation which continues today, they have also played an active role in defining Brisbane. Artwork relating to contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues continues to prompt the re-evaluation of local histories, perceptions of identities, and how we see ourselves and each other.
Artists featured include Vernon Ah Kee; Christopher Bassi; Richard Bell; Megan Cope; Leah King Smith; Vincent Serico and Judy Watson.