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Ryan Presley

Ryan Presley was born in Alice Springs, 1987. His practice involves a questioning and negating of historical and contemporary contexts. Presley utilises his own mixed heritage experiences and insights to contribute other understandings to the social and cultural nature of past and present colonial Australia. Presley’s work was included in PICA’s Hatched National Graduate Show and been acquired by the Queensland University Museum of Art and Murdoch University art collections.

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