Artist’s talk: Vernon Ah Kee
Join Veron Ah Kee as he talks about his art practice, his latest work, and Violent Salt
6pm Thursday 21 November, Artspace Mackay
This is a FREE Artspace event, artists, students, teachers, and people of all ages are welcome!
Vernon Ah Kee is a member of the Kuku Yalandji, Waanji Yidinji and Gugu Yimithirr peoples of Queensland. Born in Innisfail, now based in Brisbane, he is a contemporary artist whose drawings, conceptual text pieces, videos, and photographs form a critique of Australian culture from the perspective of the Aboriginal experience of contemporary life.
Join us at Artspace Mackay to hear Vernon speak about his art practice, and his latest work Kick the Dust. This free artist’s talk gives visitors of all ages a great opportunity to meet and ask questions of the artist, then stay on for informal conversation and refreshments afterwards.
Vernon Ah Kee’s video and installation work Kick the Dust, features in Violent Salt, an Artspace Mackay touring exhibition that reflects on the experiences of the marginalised, the underrepresented and the silenced, on show at Artspace until 24th Nov 2019.
Image: Vernon AH KEE Kick the Dust (detail) 2019. Three-channel video and riot shields. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. INSET IMAGE: Vernon Ah Kee, 2018. Photograph: Joe Ruckli. Courtesy Milani Gallery.
Contact: Artspace Mackay