Join us for a special In Conversation event featuring artist Danie Mellor as he discusses his latest works for Life in Irons in collaboration with Museum of Brisbane.
Join internationally acclaimed artist Danie Mellor as he reflects on his Natura Pacifica series for Life in Irons in conversation with Museum of Brisbane Director Renai Grace.
His work delivers us vignette-style glimpses of lush idyllic subtropical landscapes. But all is not well. Shadows of colonisers and the colonised haunt these landscapes. The familiar blue and white colour scheme and sepia tones draw on European ceramic and photographic traditions, employing the lens of colonisation to neatly frame the natural environment.
This distancing and visual taming of the landscape sits in distinct contrast with Indigenous Australian perceptions of the land. Danie will reflect on his own Aboriginal and European heritage and ponder differing cultural approaches to Country.