Courting Blakness is beautiful and unique record of a bold and unprecedented art exhibition in the University of Queensland’s Great Court curated by internationally acclaimed artist, Fiona Foley, in September, 2014. For three weeks, Karla Dickens, Archie Moore, Ryan Presley, Natalie Harkin, Megan Cope, r e a, Michael Cook and Christian Thompson reclaimed this historically white space, creating a visual dialogue between contemporary Aboriginal art and colonial-inspired architecture and sparking new conversations about issues that matter to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Featuring a foreword by Larissa Behrendt and photography by Carl Warner, the book contains essays by artists, academics and curators including: Fiona Nicoll, Sally Babidge, Jo Besley and Heather Douglas, Morgan Brigg, Fiona Foley and Louise Martin-Chew, Louise Chiodo, Bronwyn Fredericks, Kelly Greenop, Natalie Harkin, Archie Moore, Romaine Moreton, Djon Mundine, Kevin O’Brien, Maurice O’Riordan, Ryan Presley, Katrina Schlunke, Elizabeth Strakosch and Alice Te Punga Somerville.
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