2010/0003 No place warrior

No place warrior

Artist

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

Artwork

Title
No place warrior
Date
2009
Medium/Material
watercolour on arches paper
Dimensions
76 x 57 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2010
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2010/0003
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 No place series, Albert explores his and the Girramay people's identity as warriors. Adorning his subjects with masks traditionally used in Cuban wrestling called Lucha Libre, Albert presents striking portraits of the warriors in his community, depicted as anonymous, strong and confident men, whose culture is omnipresent and supersedes the notion of the individual. (AGWA 2010)

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