Artists in Focus

Iconography: Traditions and Influence

09 June - 16 July 2000

Drawing together the work of 12 artists from The Holmes à Court Collection, ARTISTS IN FOCUS - Iconography: traditions and influence looks at the iconography that cross-references indigenous and non-indigenous art.

The selection of artists in this exhibition have in some instances contributed significantly to the development of contemporary art practice in Australia. Cross-cultural collaborations have raised challenging issues that often evolved into long term working relationships between artists. However, appropriation continues to be a subject of contention when icons of cultural identity are subsumed into imagery that denies the original context it derived from.