As part of Brisbane City Council’s Outdoor Gallery exhibition OUTstanding, Museum of Brisbane will display two new artworks from emerging First Nations artists Sam Harrison and Keemon Williams. These two new digital artworks explore rich First Nations stories and will be displayed in the Museum foyer.
Find out more about Brisbane City Council’s Outdoor Gallery here.
The Indigenous Art Program is presented by Brisbane City Council.
The Indigenous Art Program 2022: OUTstanding is curated by Blaklash Creative.
Sam Harrison is a Meanjin (Brisbane) based artist with both Indigenous and English ancestry. His practice spans themes from identity, politics and history to explorations of emerging digital languages, spaces, memes and currencies. Sam investigates the ambiguous space that exists between First Nations and colonial ways of being. In this space, there are nuanced moments of contact, conflict and co-existence which have created stories that are often painful, sometimes funny, and always worth listening to.
Keemon Williams is a queer interdisciplinary Meanjin (Brisbane) based artist of Koa, Kuku Yalanji and Meriam Mir descent. He utilises a diverse range of mediums and performative elements to interrogate the relationships between location, personal histories and the manifestation of culture in a postcolonial world. Keemon critically examines facets of his identity and its intrinsic tethering to the wider context of being ‘Australian’. Responding to realms of architecture, cultural production and pseudo-ethnic representations, Keemon reconciles a sense of indigeneity and occupancy within the everyday.