Abdul Abdullah, Idil Abdullahi, Liam Benson and Amala Groom
Curated by Tian Zhang
Curator Tian Zhang, who recently worked with us as a producer on Home Country (Urban Theatre Projects), brings together a group of talented young artists in a new exhibition at the Peacock Gallery.
In I Am, You Are, We Are, They Are, artists Abdul Abdullah, Idil Abdullahi, Liam Benson (2017 artist-in-residence) and Amala Groom (Highly Commended, 2016 Blacktown City Art Prize) explore notions of Identity, representation, visibility and belonging.
“First and foremost, it was important to select artists whose works speak from their own unique perspective and history,” said Tian.
“These artists stood out in the way that they were able to explore very complex issues surrounding identity, culture and history through their works. They are also relatively young, which to me represents the next generation of artists seeking to challenge our national identity.
“These artists are always challenging, questioning and confronting established representations, perceptions and concepts of being Australian. They remind us that current ways of thinking or operating do not necessarily benefit everyone equally and seek to redress this.
“Together, they create a more realistic and inclusive conceptualisation of this nation.”
I Am, You Are, We Are, They Are
21 March 2017 – 14 May 2017
Peacock Gallery & Arts Studio, Auburn
Find out more about the exhibition and public program here!