Vernon Ah Kee

 

Vernon Ah Kee on ABC Radio National

Posted 27/01/2017

Vernon features on the ABC program Books and Arts in an interview with Sarah Kanowski.

Listen to the episode here.

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Vernon Ah Kee - not an animal or a plant - National Art School

Posted 25/01/2017

 Vernon Ah Kee's first solo exhibtion in Sydney will be open until the 11th of March. This survey of his work is indicative of the breadth of his artistic pracitce. Read more:

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GORDON BENNETT, IAN BURN, JUDY WATSON, SANDRA SELIG, LUKE ROBERTS, TIM JOHNSON, VERNON AH KEE, EUGENE CARCHESIO & STUART RINGHOLT: GOMA TURNS 10 & SUGAR SPIN

Posted 25/11/2016

The work of Gordon Bennett, Ian Burn, Eugene Carchesio, Luke Roberts, Tim Johnson, Vernon Ah Kee, Sandra Selig and Stuart Ringholt features as part of 'Sugar Spin', a large-scale and ambitious exhibition featuring work from the QAGOMA collection and new commissions, such as Judy Watson's 'tow row' 2016. The exhibition is situated at the Gallery of Modern Art and is part of the Gallery's tenth birthday celebrations 'GOMA Turns 10'.

VERNON AH KEE: NOT AN ANIMAL OR A PLANT, NATIONAL ART SCHOOL

Posted 25/11/2016

The National Art School in Sydney has announced a survey exhibition of the work of Vernon Ah Kee, as part of the 2017 Sydney Festival. Covering all periods of Ah Kee's significant career to date, the exhibition is entitled 'not an animal or a plant' and will run from 1 January to 11 March 2017. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum which recognised and included Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the national census. 

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John Citizen, Vernon Ah Kee, Louise Hearman and Eugene Carchesio: SHUT UP AND PAINT, NGV

Posted 12/10/2016

Works by John Citizen, Vernon Ah Kee, Louise Hearman and Eugene Carchesio held in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria are currently on display as part of the exhibition 'Shut Up and Paint'. In dialogue with the NGVs major exhibition of David Hockney's practice, 'Shut Up and Paint' showcases the work of over fifty international and Australian artists from the permanent collection, highlighting key innovations that have contributed to the development of contemporary painting.

Vernon Ah Kee - On the Origin of Art, MONA Hobart

Posted 06/10/2016

Vernon Ah Kee's work will be shown later this year as part of the Museum of Old and New Art's upcoming show 'On the Origin of Art'. This show spans artworks made across three centuries and is curated by "four bio-cultural scientist-philosophers", Steven Pinker, Geoffrey Miller, Brian Boyd and Mark Changizi. The exhibition opens 5 November 2016. Read more.

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VERNON AH KEE & RICHARD BELL: OVER THE FENCE, UQ ART MUSEUM

Posted 09/08/2016

Vernon Ah Kee and Richard Bell feature as part of 'Over the Fence: Contemporary Indigenous photography from the Corrigan Collection' at the University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane. The exhibition includes the work of a selection of Indigenous Australian artists working in the photographic medium, drawn from the collection of Patrick Corrigan AM. The exhibition runs until 30 October 2016.

VERNON AH KEE: 'ENDLESS CIRCULATION', TARRAWARRA BIENNIAL 2016

Posted 02/08/2016

Vernon Ah Kee features as part of the 2016 TarraWarra Biennial, presenting recent text work as part of the Biennial's curatorial concept 'Endless Circulation'. Exploring continuity, the 2016 Biennial is a collaborative show between TarraWarra Museum of Art and Melbourne-based art journal Discipline. The exhibition runs from 19 August to 6 November. Read more

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VERNON AH KEE: COURTYARD COMMISSION, INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART

Posted 12/07/2016

Vernon Ah Kee will present the inaugural Institute of Modern Art Courtyard Commission from 30 July in the IMA's Berwick Street entry courtyard. Building on Ah Kee's ongoing use of text and language in his art, he will present a monumental text-based work informed by the direct effect of propaganda posters and advertising imagery, whilst creating abstract shapes through a play with kerning and positioning.

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Tate-MCA Acquisition of Gordon Bennett, Judy Watson and Vernon Ah Kee

Posted 13/05/2016

Gordon Bennett & Vernon Ah Kee: Black, White and Restive, Newcastle Art Gallery

Posted 06/05/2016


BONITA ELY, GORDON HOOKEY AND TOM NICHOLSON: FRONTIER IMAGINARIES, IMA and QUT Art Museum

Posted 28/04/2016

Bontia Ely, Gordon Hookey and Tom Nicholson feature as part of the exhibition Frontier Imaginaries, curated by Vivian Ziherl. Frontier Imaginaries will be showcased in two parts across two sites: 'No Longer at Ease; at the Institute of Modern Art and 'The Life of Lines' at QUT Art Museum. Opening events begin Saturday 14 May 3.30pm at QUT Art Museum and conclude 8pm at the IMA. For further information click here.

With Secrecy and Despatch - Judy Watson, Dale Harding, Gordon Bennett and Vernon Ah Kee

Posted 07/04/2016

The unacknowledged histories of frontier violence and genocide are explored in a major new international exhibition at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. With a focus on the deterioration of relations between British settlers and indigenous peoples, this exhibition traces the beginning of a long and bloody history which begins with Governor Macquarie, April 17, 1816.

JUDY WATSON & VERNON AH KEE, Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia, Harvard Art Museums, MA

Posted 27/01/2016

Work by Judy Watson and Vernon Ah Kee features in the upcoming exhibition 'Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia' at Harvard Art Museums, MA. The Exhibition includes over seventy works from both public and private collections. Most works have never been seen outside Australia. As part of the opening events Vernon Ah Kee will be in conversation with Curator Stephen Gilchrist 6-7 pm, 4 February 2016.

Gordon Bennett & Vernon Ah Kee: Brutal Truths

Posted 15/12/2015

Major work by Gordon Bennett and a selection of significant recent works by Vernon Ah Kee are currently on display at Griffith Univeristy Art Gallery, South Bank as part of the exhibition 'Brutal Truths'. The exhibition runs until 9 April 2016, for further details please read more.

VERNON AH KEE, JUDY WATSON, RICHARD BELL & EMORY DOUGLAS: WHEN SILENCE FALLS, AGNSW

Posted 28/10/2015

Works by Vernon Ah Kee, Judy Watson, Richard Bell and Emory Douglas will be on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as part of the upcoming exhibition 'When Silence Falls'. Opening 1 December 2015 the exhibition will run until 1 May 2016. For further details about the show please read more.

VERNON AH KEE & JUDY WATSON: SALTWATER COUNTRY, CAIRNS REGIONAL GALLERY

Posted 23/10/2015

The group exhibition Saltwater Country opens today at Cairns Regional Gallery and will run until 29 November 2015. The exhibition features work by Vernon Ah Kee and Judy Watson. Read more.

VERNON AH KEE: 2015 INAUGURAL ABORIGINAL ART SYMPOSIUM, GRAFTON REGIONAL GALLERY

Posted 16/10/2015

Vernon Ah Kee will be taking part in the 2015 inaugural Aboriginal Art Symposium at Grafton Regional Gallery. The symposium will run from the 17-18 October 2015. For further details please read more.

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VERNON AH KEE: ABC RADIO NATIONAL 'BOOKS AND ARTS' ISTANBUL BIENNIAL

Posted 23/09/2015

Vernon Ah Kee, the current Istanbul Biennial and Ah Kee's work brutalities 2015 are discussed at length as part of this week's Books and Arts show on ABC Radio National. The theme of this year's Istanbul Biennial is Saltwater, A Theory of Thought Forms and its curator, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, as well as Will Stubbs, Djambawa Marawili and Ah Kee discuss the exhibition and its themes with Fiona Gruber as part of the episode.

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VERNON AH KEE & JUDY WATSON: SALTWATER COUNTRY, GOLD COAST CITY GALLERY

Posted 10/09/2015

New work by Vernon Ah Kee and Judy Watson is currently on display until 3 October at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery. The group exhibition Saltwater Country focuses on Indigenous artists' depiction and connection with the sea and water's edge. Read more.

VERNON AH KEE: ISTANBUL BIENNIAL

Posted 08/09/2015

The Guardian's Adrian Searle reviews the 14th Istanbul Biennial curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and titled 'Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms'. Running until 1 November 2015, the exhibition features work by Vernon Ah Kee at the Istanbul Modern. To read the review click here.

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VERNON AH KEE: ISTANBUL BIENNIAL

Posted 01/09/2015

The 14th Istanbul Biennial curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and titled 'Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms' opens this week, running to November 2015. For the exhibition Vernon Ah Kee will present his major work Tall Man along with a number of new paintings. Ah Kee will also be participating in a number of events during opening week for further details please read more.

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VERNON AH KEE & GORDON HOOKEY: OUT OF QUEENSLAND: NEW INDIGENOUS TEXTILES, CAIRNS REGIONAL GALLERY

Posted 21/07/2015

Vernon Ah Kee and Gordon Hookey feature as part of Out of Queensland: New Indigenous Textiles at the Cairns Regional Gallery. Running from 17 July until 13 September 2015, the exhibition includes digital textile versions of major artworks by nine established and emerging Indigenous artists. Read more.

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SAM CRANSTOUN, DALE HARDING, ROSS MANNING, MADELEINE KELLY & VERNON AH KEE: GOMA Q, QAGOMA, Brisbane

Posted 09/07/2015

Sam Cranstoun, Dale Harding, Ross Manning, Madeleine Kelly and Vernon Ah Kee feature as part of GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art opening 11 July at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. The exhibition will showcase the work of 30 emerging, mid-career and senior Queensland visual artists and includes a series of panel discussions throughout the duration of the exhibtion.

VERNON AH KEE & RICHARD BELL: BLAKOUT, SYDNEY COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

Posted 07/05/2015

Video works by Vernon Ah Kee and Richard Bell are included in a group exhibition at the Sydney College of the Arts entitled 'BLAKOUT'. 'BLAKOUT' highlights Indigenous artists in Australia utilising video as the medium to expand beyond the confines of the painting practices which have dominated the field of Indigenous contemporary art over the past thirty years. The exhibitions runs 14 May to 6 June. Read more. 

VERNON AH KEE, RICHARD BELL, PETER KENNEDY & RAQUEL ORMELLA: SEE YOU AT THE BARRICADES, AGNSW, SYDNEY

Posted 07/05/2015

The work of Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Peter Kennedy and Raquel Ormella features as part of the upcoming group exhibition 'See you at the barricades' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Opening 30 May, the exhibition calls attention to a ‘dissident aesthetic’ emerging in contemporary art. Increasingly, artists are adapting images of 20th-century protest movements, using flags and banners, and re-enacting historical protests.

VERNON AH KEE: 15 ARTISTS, REDCLIFFE CITY ART GALLERY

Posted 29/10/2014

Vernon Ah Kee has been selected as the winning entry in '15 Artists', an annual acquisitive prize at the Redcliffe City Art Gallery. Ah Kee won the prize with two works on paper from his Unwritten series. The works are on display until 6 December 2014. Read more

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VERNON AH KEE: ISTANBUL BIENNIAL

Posted 12/09/2014

Announced on 10 September, the 14th Istanbul Biennial is curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and titled 'Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms'. The city wide exhibition is also guided by a number of alliances with key individuals and participants, each bringing their own perspectives and talents. Vernon Ah Kee has been selected to participate in the exhibition from September to November 2015. Read more. 

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VERNON AH KEE & JUDY WATSON: SALTWATER COUNTRY, GOLD COAST CITY GALLERY

Posted 15/07/2014

Vernon Ah Kee and Judy Watson present new work as part of Saltwater Country, a large-scale exhibition looking at Indigenous artists' depiction and connection with the sea and water's edge. Opening 19 July and running until 31 August at the Gold Coast City Gallery, the travelling exhibition will tour both nationally and internationally. Read more. 

Vernon Ah Kee in 'Subject to Ruin' at Casula Powerhouse

Posted 21/06/2014

Vernon Ah Kee's work is currently exhibited in 'Subject to Ruin' at Casula Powerhouse. The exhibition runs until 6 July.

http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/exhibitions/subject-to-ruin.aspx

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VERNON AH KEE: WINNER OF THE REDLANDS KONICA MINOLTA ART PRIZE 2014

Posted 11/04/2014

Vernon Ah Kee has been awarded the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2014 for his work Lex Wotton 2013. The work is a portrait of Lex Wotton, Palm Island resident and activist who was involved in the civil unrest on the island in 2004. Read more via Blouin ArtInfo.

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MY COUNTRY: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM BLACK AUSTRALIA

Posted 27/03/2014

'My Country: Contemporary Art from Black Australia' opens tomorrow Friday 28 March at Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki. The exhibition presents over 100 works by over 40 artists, including Gordon Bennett, Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Judy Watson and Gordon Hookey. My Country showcases the breadth of recent work by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and the connections the artists have with their land and nation. The exhibition runs until 20 July 2014.

VERNON AH KEE & GORDON HOOKEY: FOUR ROOMS, ADELAIDE FESTIVAL

Posted 25/02/2014

'Four Rooms', a multi-sensory exhibition curated by Troy-Anthony Baylis opens today as part of the Adelaide Festival. The exhibition includes work by seven Indigenous artists, including Vernon Ah Kee who has collaborated with artists Tess Allas (NSW) and Charlie Schneider (USA) to create a video work Andy Warhol on Aboriginal Art. Gordon Hookey also features as part of the exhibition. Read more. 

Vernon Ah Kee: Artspace's 21st Century Artist Conference

Posted 12/11/2013

Vernon Ah Kee recently participated in the 21st Century Artist Conference at Artspace, Sydney. 

Videos from these discussions can be viewed online, including the following with Ah Kee:

Roundtable 3 (Part 1): The social role of the artist (and is this important?)

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THÉÂTRE DU MONDE: Judy Watson & Vernon Ah Kee

Posted 09/10/2013

Judy Watson and Vernon Ah Kee will have works in the Museum of Old and New Art's exhbition Théâtre du Monde, travelling to La Maison Rouge in Paris. The exhibition runs from 18 October 2013 - 12 January 2014.

http://www.lamaisonrouge.org/spip.php?article1048

Favourite Works: Vernon Ah Kee & Richard Bell

Posted 24/09/2013

Bruce McLean, curator of Indigenous art at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern art speaks about Vernon Ah Kee's triptych Neither Pride Nor Courage (2006), and Richard Bell's I Didn't Do It (2002).

Watch here: Vernon Ah Kee & Richard Bell

Australia: The Royal Academy of Arts, London

Posted 18/09/2013

Tim Johnson, Judy Watson, Gordon Bennett, and Vernon Ah Kee are featured in the exhibition Australia at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. The exhibition runs 21 September - 8 December 2013.

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/australia

Voice and Reason Review

Posted 26/07/2013

A review of the Queensland Art Gallery's exhibition Voice and Reason, which includes Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, Vernon Ah Kee, Tim Johnson, and Luke Roberts.

Read it here: http://www.ravencontemporary.com.au/voice-and-reason-one-of-the-most-powerful-exhibitions-youre-likely-to-see-this-year/

Vernon Ah Kee: I Still Call Australia Home Lecture

Posted 25/06/2013

Vernon Ah Kee joined curators Hetti Perkins and Bruce McLean on a panel discussion as a part of the opening weekend of the exhibition My Country, I Still Call Australia Home at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. The exhibition includes Ah Kee's major video work Tall Man (2010). 

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Born To Concrete

Posted 21/06/2013

Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Hookey, Eugene Carchesio, Luke Roberts, Ian Burn, and Aleks Danko will be included in Born To Concrete at the University of Queensland Art Museum, 6 July - 6 October.

More information: http://www.vision6.com.au/download/files/31940/1966719/BTC%20email%20invite.jpg

Voice and Reason

Posted 01/06/2013

Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Bennett, Judy Watson, and Luke Roberts are included in Voice and Reason at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. The exhibition runs 18 May - November 2013.

More information: http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/current/voice_and_reason

My Country, I Still Call Australia Home

Posted 31/05/2013

Gordon Bennett, Richard Bell, Judy Watson, Gordon Hookey, and Vernon Ah Kee will feature in My Country, I Still Call Australia Home at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. The exhibition is the Gallery’s largest survey of contemporary art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to date. The exhibitions runs 1 June to 7 October 2013.

More information: http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/coming_soon/my_country

PERIPHERAL VISIONS: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM AUSTRALIA — New York

Posted 22/05/2013

Vernon Ah Kee and Dan McKewen are currently having their works shown in Peripheral Visions: Contemporary Art from Australia at Garis & Hahn Gallery in New York.  The exhibition runs from May 8th – June 15th.

http://garisandhahn.com/portfolio/peripheral-visions-contemporary-art-from-australia/

Sakahàn: National Gallery of Canada

Posted 22/05/2013

Vernon Ah Kee and Richard Bell are currently having their works shown in Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art, held at the National Gallery of Cananda from 17 May 2013 – 02 Sep 2013.

Sakahàn is one of the most ambitious contemporary art exhibitions undertaken by the NGA.

http://www.gallery.ca/en/see/exhibitions/upcoming/details/sakahan-international-indigenous-art-4463

Vernon Ah Kee: Shadowlife

Posted 09/04/2013

Vernon Ah Kee will be featured in the exhibitoin Shadowlife, held at Bendigo Art Gallery. The exhibition runs 13 April - 28 July 2013.

More information: http://www.bendigoartgallery.com.au/Exhibitions/Forthcoming_Exhibitions/Shadowlife

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Vernon Ah Kee and Richard Bell: Sakahàn: 1st International Quinquennial of New Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada.

Posted 15/02/2013

Vernon Ah Kee and Richard Bell have both been selected as artist in Sakahàn: 1st International Quinquennial of New Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Ah Kee and Bell's work will stand amongst some of their most important global contemporaries including Jimmie Durham and Teresa Margolles.

Vernon Ah Kee: The Future's Not What It Used To Be

Posted 02/02/2013

After the success of the group exhibition The Future's Not What It Used To Be, held at Chapter Gallery in Cardiff last year, Vernon Ah Kee's work will now tour with the show to the Newlyn Art Gallery & Exchange in Cornwall.  The exhibition runs from 9th Februrary - 13th April 2013.

http://www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

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Propositions: Milani Gallery Pop Up Show.

Posted 05/12/2012

A pop up exhibition will open on Thursday 6th December from 6 - 8pm. Propositions will span over two warehouse spaces and will run from 6 - 11 December. The address is 78 Logan Rd Woolloongabba (100m down the road from Milani Gallery). 

Part One: Eugene Carchesio, Ross Manning and Sandra Selig. 

Part Two: Vernon Ah Kee, Khadim Ali, Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, Ian Burn, Gordon Hookey, Peter Kennedy, Tom Nicholson, Raquel Ormella, Stuart Ringholt, Madonna Staunton, Judy Watson. 

Making Change: Celebrating the 40 Years of Australia–China Diplomatic Relations

Posted 17/11/2012

A number of artists feature in Making Change: Celebrating the 40 Years of Australia–China Diplomatic Relations, showing in Beijing and Sydney. The exhibition surveys recent work by artists who are change-makers in their perception and portrayal of modern Australia.

http://www.acp.org.au/international/events/2012_making_changes

Negotiating this world: Contemporary Australian Art

Posted 15/11/2012

A number of artists are featured in Negotiating this world: Contemporary Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria. The exhibition runs 28 September 2012 - 25 February 2013.

The accompanying catalogue: 101 Contemporary Australian Artists features the work of Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Vivienne Binns, Eugene Carchesio, Jon Cattapan, Aleks Danko, Bonita Ely, Tim Johnson, Peter Kennedy, Tom Nicholson, Rosslynd Piggott, and Gareth Sansom. 

TRANSFORMING TINDALE ON THE ABC

Posted 10/11/2012

The ABC has produced a segment on the Transforming Tindale exhibition featuring Vernon Ah Kee. 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-09/images-reflect-mission-studies/436...

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ARTFORUM REVIEWS EVERYTHING FALLS APART, PART 2

Posted 06/10/2012

Artforum review's Everything Falls Apart, Part II, an exhibition at ArtSpace, Sydney in which Vernon Ah Kee's work Tall Man appears.

http://artforum.com/archive/id=33664

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VERNON AH KEE WINS 2012 DEADLYS AWARD

Posted 29/09/2012

Vernon Ah Kee has been announced Visual Artist Of The Year at the 18th Annual Deadlys Award 2012 - the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards.

http://www.vibe.com.au/newsite/news/visual-artist-of-the-year/attachment...

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VERNON AH KEE IN THE FUTURE’S NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE, CHAPTER, CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM

Posted 12/09/2012

This exhibition, showcasing the works of 10 International artists, explores concepts of the past, present and future, 21 September to 4 November 2012.

http://www.chapter.org/27876.html

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VERNON AH KEE IN TRANSFORMING TINDALE, STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND, BRISBANE

Posted 12/09/2012

Vernon Ah Kee’s portraiture draws on photographs of his family from the 1938 Tindale anthropological expedition collection. Transforming Tindale presents 3 major triptychs by Ah Kee alongside the Tindale Genealogical Collection, 6 September to 9 December 2012.

 http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calevents/general/exhibitions/transforming-tindale

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Richard Bell and Vernon Ah Kee: Aboriginal Art - It's A White Thing Forum

Posted 31/08/2012

To launch the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Richard Bell and Vernon Ah Kee are part of a forum discussion at the Sydney Opera House entitled Aboriginal Art: It's A White Thing. Richard and Vernon join in conversation about art, politics and racism by two leading critics who have written extensively about Aboriginal art, Ian McLean and Rex Butler.

Follow the link to watch the conversation.

VERNON AH KEE IN EVERYTHING FALLS APART, PART II AT ARTSPACE, SYDNEY

Posted 21/08/2012

Vernon Ah Kee's work Tall Man is included in the exhibition 'Everything Falls Apart, Part II' at Artspace, Sydney. This group show presents works by International and Australian artists that scrutinise the collapse of political and ideological systems. 

http://www.artspace.org.au/gallery_project.php?i=167

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VERNON AH KEE INTERVIEW ON MONA BLOG

Posted 08/08/2012

An interview with Vernon Ah Kee on the MONA blog presents a greater insight into the artist's work in the exhibition Theatre of the World.

http://monablog.net/2012/08/08/interview-with-vernon-ah-kee/

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Vernon Ah Kee and Judy Watson: Theatre of the World @ MONA, Tasmania

Posted 13/07/2012

Vernon Ah Kee and Judy Watson's works are both featured in the current exhibtion Theatre of the World at the Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania. Theatre of the World engages, and rejects, the widely held notion that ancient and contemporary works of art are inherently different, and that we must burden the past with the weight of history. 

For more information: http://mona.net.au/media/27818/totw_dl.pdf

Theatre of the World: 23 June 2012 - 8 April 2013, The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania. 

Volume One: MCA Collection

Posted 04/04/2012

Currently showing at the MCA, Volume One: MCA Collection reflects upon the breadth of Australian contemporary art over the past 20 years and includes work by Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, Ian Burn, Aleks Danko, Bonita Ely, Lousie Hearman, Tim Johnson, Gareth Sansom and Gemma Smith. For more information: http://www.mca.com.au/mca-collection/volume-one-mca-collection/

Vernon Ah Kee, Luke Roberts, Kate Beynon: Finalists in the Archibald Prize 2012

Posted 24/03/2012

Vernon Ah Kee's portrait of Lex Wotton, Luke Roberts' portrait of Richard Bell, and Kate Beynon's portrait of Lindy Lee are finalists in this year's Archibald prize.

Archibald Prize 2012: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 31 March - 3 June 2012.

For more information: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/2012/

VERNON AH KEE: Shadowlife @ Bangkok Arts & Cultural Centre, Bangkok

Posted 03/03/2012

Work by Vernon Ah Kee is currently on display as part of Shadowlife, a touring exhibition facilitated by Asialink. The exhibition will showcase works by nine internationally renowned contemporary Australian Aboriginal artists (and one non-Indigenous collaborator) engaged in photo-based practices. 

Shadowlife: Bangkok Arts & Cultural Centre, Bangkok, 1 March – 29 April 2012. 

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VERNON AH KEE AT UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Posted 08/01/2012

Vernon Ah Kee will exhibit a body of new drawings and text works at the Kluge Ruhe Gallery, University of Virginia, USA. The exhibition opens January 19, 2012.

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Ten Years of Contemporary Australian Art: The James C. Sourris AM Collection

Posted 22/10/2011

A number of artists represented by Milani Gallery will be included in an upcoming exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Ten Years of Contemporary Art features highlights from the collection of James C. Sourris AM.

For more information: http://qag.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/coming_soon/ten_years_of_contemporary_art_the_james_c_sourris_am_collection

Vernon Ah Kee: Tall Man at Gertrude Contemporary

Posted 05/10/2011

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Festival, Vernon Ah Kee's Tall Man will be exhibited at Gertrude Contemporary. This powerful 4-channel work is of crucial importance to Australia. Tall Man tells the story of the 2004 Palm Island riots that occurred in response to the death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee, who was the 147th Aboriginal person to die in custody since 1990.

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Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell & Gordon Hookey @ Kick Arts

Posted 18/08/2011

Works by Gordon Hookey, Richard Bell and Vernon Ah Kee will feature in an upcoming exhibition at Kick Arts, Cairns. The artists will be exhibiting new work as part of ProppaNow's group exhibition, The Black See.  In addition to the exhibition, an installation of large paintings  by Gordon Hookey entiitled The Deadly See Scrolls will also be in display at Kick Arts. The Black See, 19 August - 5 November 2011, Kick Arts Contemporary Arts, Cairns. For more information: http://kickarts.org.au/exhibitions/current/147/

 

 

VERNON AH KEE: COUNTING COUP

Posted 27/07/2011

Vernon Ah Kee's artwork is set to feature in Counting Coup at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art, New Mexico. Counting Coup considers the maker’s mark as a means of action and recognition through the guise of an exhibition of contemporary constructions that considers honoring, naming and claiming past accomplishments and victories. By keeping score, we are able to identify, witness and memorialize the greater narrative of our presence as a coup to who and where Native peoples are today.

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Evolving Identities : Contemporary Indigenous Art

Posted 01/06/2011

An exhibition of Indigenous art currently on display at the John Curtain Gallery, Perth, features work by Vernon Ah Kee. Drawn from the collections of Murdoch University and John Curtain University, Evolving Identities : Contemporary Indigenous Art features works artworksthat not only explore identity, and their ongoing connection to country, but also those who recognise the influence of others as role models. Evolving Identities : Contemporary Indigenous Art, John Curtain  Gallery, Perth, 13 May - 6 July. http://johncurtingallery.curtin.edu.au/exhibitions/current.cfm

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Vernon Ah Kee: Tall Man

Posted 18/02/2011

Vernon Ah Kee's Tall Man is being exhibited at The Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide from 23 February - 26 March 2011. The four-channel video installation is being shown in association with the Adelaide Film Festival. 

 

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Vernon Ah Kee & Raquel Ormella: Erased

Posted 11/02/2011

Works by Vernon Ah Kee and Raquel Ormella feature in an exhibition of contemporary Australian drawing, to open shortly at the National Art School, Sydney. Curated by Natasha Bullock, and organised by Art Gallery of New South Wales and Asia Link, Erased: Contemporary Australian Drawing has already toured venues in Asia through 2009 and 2010. The presentation at the National Art School will also feature 4 new works on canvas by Vernon Ah Kee. Erased: Contemporary Australian Drawing, National Art School, Sydney, 23 February - 6 March, 2011.

NEW 2010: UQ Art Museum

Posted 10/12/2010

Works by Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Bennett, Louise Hearman, Luke Roberts and Madonna Staunton will be on display as part of NEW 2010, an upcoming exhibition of recent acquisitions at the University of Queensland Art Museum. University of Queensland Art Museum, St Lucia, 11 December 2010 - 20 February 2011.http://www.artmuseum.uq.edu.au/index.html?page=141601

Multiplicities @ University of Queensland Art Museum

Posted 26/11/2010

Self portraits by Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Bennett and Luke Roberts feature in an exhibition currently on display at the University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane. Curated by Samantha Littley, Multiplicites: Self portraits from the collection, examines how contemporary artists have reinvigorated and expanded the traditional genre of self portraiture. University of Queensland Art Museum, 25 November 2010 - 16 January 2011.http://www.artmuseum.uq.edu.au/index.html?page=120216

Vernon Ah Kee exhibition at City Gallery

Posted 23/09/2010

An exhibition of recent works by Vernon Ah Kee will displayed alongside  roundabout at the City Gallery, Wellington. This will be Ah Kee's first exhibition in New Zealand, and will encompass text based work, drawings, objects and video. Vernon Ah Kee, Deane Gallery, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, 25 September - 14 November, 2010.http://www.citygallery.org.nz/questioning-australia-s-past-and-present-vernon-ah-kee/

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Roundabout at City Gallery, Wellington

Posted 23/09/2010

Works by Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Bennett, Eugene Carchesio Tim Johnson, Raquel Ormella and Judy Watson feature in an upcoming exhibition at the City Gallery, Wellington.  roundabout will showcase major new works by 108 artists, both established and emerging, from around the world. roundabout, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand, 25 September 2010 - 16 January 2011. http://www.citygallery.org.nz/roundabout/

Jus' Drawn

Posted 28/08/2010

Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell and Gordon Hookey are exhibiting drawings as part of Jus' Drawn at the Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne until 12 September. Jus' Drawn considers the drawing practice of the Brisbane based Indigenous artists' collective ProppaNow. Images of the exhibition can be viewed on this website: http://www.milanigallery.com.au/exhibit/jus-drawn

 

 

Basil Sellers Art Prize

Posted 03/08/2010

Vernon Ah Kee and Gareth Sansom are finalists in the 2010 Basil Sellers Art Prize. The biennial, invitational only prize of $100 000 is awarded to single artwork selected from an exhibition of finalists' work,  held at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne,  The Basil Sellers Art Prize recognises artists whose work engages with the many themes within sport, past an present, to contribute to critical reflection on all forms of sport and sporting culture within Australia. Basil Sellers Art Prize.

Not a Willing Participant on ABC 1

Posted 09/07/2010

A documentary on the work of Vernon Ah Kee will screen on ABC 1 this Sunday at 4:30 pm. Directed by Alex Barnes, Not A Willing Participant documents Vernon's participation in the 2009 Venice Biennale. The documentary is also available to watch now on the ABC iview website:http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/search/not a willing participant

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Vernon Ah Kee at Campbelltown Arts Centre: Once Removed

Posted 20/05/2010

Once Removed  is an exhibition that refers to aspects of place and the predicament of displacement. This exhibition was curated by Felicity Fenner, and was commissioned for the 2009 Venice Biennale, the world's premier art event. Will be showing 29 May through 8 August, 2010. More information can be found here: http://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/default.asp?iNavCatID=491&iSubCatID=3467

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100 Years: Highlights from the University of Queensland Art Collection April 16 - July 4

Posted 17/04/2010

Historic and contemporary artworks will be juxtaposed in an exhibition that highlights the depth of collecting at UQ. Many artists are on display through July 4, including Ian Burn, Luke Roberts, Richard Bell, Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Bennett, Sandra Selig, Eugene Carchesio, Judy Watson, Tim Johnson, Madonna Staunton and many more. Read more here:  http://www.uq.edu.au/centenary/100-years-100-artworks

PROPPANOW AT THE ADELAIDE BIENNALE

Posted 13/02/2010

Richard Bell, Gordon Hookey and Vernon Ah Kee will exhibit in Putsch at Tandanya. This will be the first ProppaNow exhibition outside Queensland.

"notawillingparticipant" Screening @ IMA

Posted 10/02/2010

Thursday 11 February at 6:00pm-8:30pm at the IMA, there will be several screenings of notawillingparticipant, a 27 min. documentary on Brisbane artist Vernon Ah Kee, directed by Alex Barnes.

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Venice Biennale

Posted 05/08/2009

Vernon Ah Kee is representing Australia at this year's Venice Biennale, as part of the group exhibition Once Removed. Curated by Felicity Fenner, the works selected for Once Removed address themes of displacement, environmental concerns and Indigenous issues.

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Terra Nullius

Posted 06/06/2009

An exhibition of contemporary Australian art at HALLE 14 in Leipzig, Germany  features works by Richard Bell, Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon HookeyMike Parr & Judy Watson. Terra Nullius, curated by Frank Motz and Deborah Kelly, HALLE 14, Leipzig, Germany, 1 May - 26 July, 2009.http://www.halle14.org/ausstellungen.html 

Avoiding myth and message: Australian artists and the literary world

Posted 06/06/2009

Works by Vernon Ah Kee & Sandra Selig are being exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art as part of Avoiding myth & message: Australian artists & the literary world. Curated by Glenn Barkley, this exhibition will features artists whose works have been informed by literature.