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Sat 9 Jul –– Sat Aug 13
Opening event: Sat Jul 9, 4-6pm
📍 Metro Arts
How do we see the world around us, when the dominant contemporary visual language is determined by colonial histories and capital?
In The Revolution Will Not Be Aestheticised artist Warraba Weatherall considers the way that scientific and cultural perspectives inform contemporary cultural knowledge systems and forms of representation. Researched through archival materials, Australian politics, and Indigenous knowledges, the exhibition encourages a deeper insight into the construction and transmission of Indigenous knowledge systems and its direct influence in shaping social, political and cultural futures. In assessing how cultural archetypes are maintained throughout society, Weatherall builds on an existing dialogue of contemporary cultural identity to consider what encourages a healthy cultural continuum.
Including film and paintings, the artist juxtaposes the complexities of his own Kamilaroi heritage and prescribed cultural aesthetics.
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Accessibility to the venue
Metro Arts (West Village) is a wheelchair accessible venue. Please refer to the Metro Arts website for more information about access.
Warraba Weatherall is a Kamilaroi visual artist, Lecturer at Griffith University and DVA candidate, who is currently based in Meanjin (Brisbane). Warraba’s artistic practice has a specific interest in archival repositories and structures, and the life of cultural materials and knowledges within these environments.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and is the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
The Revolution Will Not Be Aestheticised was co-commissioned by Next Wave and Metro Arts for Next Wave Festival 2020.