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.
- This session:
- 10:00 am, Sun 5 Aug 2012 - 5:00 pm, Sun 5 Aug 2012
- (Event runs: Every day, until 10th Sep 2012)
- kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library
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