This major survey focuses on the past decade of Danie Mellorís practice.
Mellorís Indigenous heritage informs his art and he maintains strong links with his motherís Country on the Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland. His twenty-first century works unravel connections between his familial cultures and the secrets inherent in Australian history. Starting from what Mellor refers to as Ďpost-settlementí Australia (beginning with European settlement in the late 1780s), his practice focuses on the historical intersections of people, ideas and culture, and the transformations that resulted when Indigenous environments were appropriated and commodified. In this exhibition Mellorís narrative unfolds through a number of recurring themes which compel us to consider Australiaís colonial legacy and encourage engagement with the nationís shared and contested histories.
Curator: Maudie Palmer AO; Coordinating Curator: Samantha Littley