Hey fellow bubblers you are invited to join, myself and my fellow collective member for the opening of our exhibition (and a drink or two) tommorow (23rd June) from 4pm – 7pm @ George Petelin Gallery 58 Beale Street (cnr Smith St) Southport, Qld
Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Vernon Ah Kee, Laurie Nilsen, Bianca Beetson, Jennifer Herd, Andrea Fisher.
23 June – 23 July 2007. This is the first collective exhibition in a commercial gallery by the indigenous artist group, ProppaNOW. As Aboriginal artists they lash out at all the hypocrisy and pretence with a determined yet seductive humour. Tony Albert creates sweet colouring-book images of first contact: happy black people who wave back to a benign Captain Cook. Richard Bell and Vernon Ah Kee reveal the many paradoxes of Australian culture. Laurie Nilsen sculpts indigenous fauna from found materials. Works by Bianca Beetson, Jennifer Herd, and Andrea Fisher maintain a look of traditional feminine gentleness but pack a powerful contemporary punch. Venue: George Petelin Gallery 58 Beale Street (cnr Smith St) Southport, Qld