2009/0081 Optimism 8

Optimism 8

Artist

Tony ALBERT
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
1981
 in
Townsville, Queensland

Artwork

Title
Optimism 8
Date
2008
Medium/Material
C-type print on paper
Dimensions
80.0 x 80.0 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2009
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2009/0081
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightTony Albert works predominantly in new media and investigates issues surrounding Indigenous identity and the representation of Indigenous people in contemporary culture. In the Optimism series, Albert presents photographs of his relative wearing a traditional woven form known as the Jawun on his back. For many the Jawun has only been seen in a museum environment, however in this series Albert reclaims the Jawun as a utilitarian object used by Indigenous people in everyday life. (AGWA 2009)

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