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Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett

This QAGOMA exhibition features both familiar and unseen works by the famed Queensland artist.
By Emma-Kate Wilson
December 07, 2020
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By Emma-Kate Wilson
December 07, 2020
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The first large-scale exhibition of famed Queensland artist Gordon Bennett since 2007, Unfinished Business includes familiar works alongside several never-before-displayed pieces. It has taken over the Queensland Art Gary and Gallery of Modern Art from until March 21, 2021.

Considered to be one of the most significant figures in contemporary Aboriginal art, Bennett's work spans the 1980s up until his death in 2014. His artwork explores his identity, as well as racial stereotypes and Australian society. In the exhibition, visitors will experience nearly 200 artworks spanning paintings, sculptures, drawings, video installations and ceramics.

Threads of Jackson Pollock and Jean-Michel Basquiat can also be seen within Bennett's work. In turn, Bennett has influenced heaps of contemporary and emerging artists.

Gordon Bennett, 'Abstraction (Migrant)'

Top image: Gordon Bennett 'Diptych' 1987. Private Collection, Brisbane. Photographer: John Downs.

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