February Readings: Brenda L. Croft, “I see deadly people” and Glenn Pilkington, “BRANDED: The Indigenous Aesthetic”

The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group meeting will be Monday, 8 February, 5:30PM, Room G38, Elisabeth Murdoch Building.

We will be discussing two articles; Brenda L. Croft’s essay, “I see deadly people,” published in the me-take exhibition (31st October – 13th December) catalog, from the Perth Centre for Photography. As well as Glenn Pilkington’s article, “BRANDED: The Indigenous Aesthetic,” available online in the current edition of Flash, a quarterly publication from the Centre for Contemporary Photography.

Like a glowing iron brand taken from the red hot coals of a day old fire, I have been marked, marketed, packaged and sold as an Indigenous man. I wear this mark with pride, but this is just one component of my identity.

Selection of images from the Pilkington article:

Christian Thompson
Humpy Away from Home 2008
100 × 100 cm
c-type print
image courtesy the artist and Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi

Tony Albert
No Place 3 2009
chromogenic print
100 × 100 cm
courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

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