proppaNOW

proppaNOW

This event is now in the past.

Queensland’s leading Indigenous arts collective, proppaNOW, was set up in Brisbane in 2003 to give urban-based Aboriginal artists a voice. They present a unique and controversial perspective of black Australia which is sometimes confronting and always thought provoking.

Presenting a social history of the proppaNOW collective, this exhibition displays stories from the artists about their artwork, the industry and their personal experiences.

The name proppaNOW best encapsulates the philosophy of what the collective is all about. They approach everything in a considered manner whilst providing a supportive environment for members to explore current social and cultural issues through art. The collective creates art that raises awareness of Aboriginal urban expression that depicts a contemporary story. They reinforce that Aboriginal Australia is a living culture that has evolved over time.

Current members Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Jennifer Herd, Gordon Hookey, Laurie Nilsen and Megan Cope are all established artists and well respected in their own right. Collectively, they are an Australian success story.

Venue:
kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
Cost:
Free
More information:
kuril dhagun
(07)3842 9824
kuril.dhagun@slq.qld.gov.au

Program of events

Jennifer Herd

Yarnin’ Time with Jennifer Herd

kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library
Starts 9th May 2012, 11am - 9:59am

Join Jennifer Herd as she talks about her experience in theatre design, teaching Indigenous art and education and installation art.
Vernon  Ah Kee, proppaNOW collective

A Night by the Fire with Vernon Ah Kee

Talking Circle, level 1, State Library
Starts 5th Jun 2012, 6:30pm - 9:59am

Join Vernon Ah Kee as he talks about his life as an Aboriginal artist and his work with the proppaNOW art collective.
Megan Cope

A Night by the Fire with Megan Cope

Talking Circle, level 1, State Library
Starts 1st May 2012, 6:30pm - 9:59am

Join Megan Cope as she examines notions of environment, identity, geomorphology and mapping through her art.
Gordon Hookey, proppaNOW collective

A Night by the Fire with Gordon Hookey

Talking Circle, level 1, State Library
Starts 3rd Jul 2012, 6:30pm - 9:59am

Aboriginal artist Gordon Hookey explores the meeting points between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures.
Laurie Nilsen, proppaNOW Collective

A Night by the Fire with Laurie Nilsen

Talking Circle, level 1, State Library
Starts 7th Aug 2012, 6:30pm - 9:59am

Join artist Laurie Nilsen as he explains how he works in the medium of barbed-wire to address cultural, political and environmental concerns.
Richard Bell, proppaNOW collective

A Night by the Fire with Richard Bell

Talking Circle, level 1, State Library
Starts 4th Sep 2012, 6:30pm - 9:59am

Richard Bell challenges mainstream ideas of Aboriginal art and culture through his paintings, films and work with Indigenous arts collective proppaNOW.
proppaNOW

proppaNOW

kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library
Starts 14th May 2012 10:00am-5:00pm, then Every day, until 10th Sep 2012

Presenting a social history of the proppaNOW collective, the exhibition displays stories from the artists about their artwork, the industry and their personal experiences.

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