Othering the Ethnologist, Augustus Pitt Rivers, from the series Museum of Others
Christian Thompson formally trained as a sculptor, but his practice now includes photography, film, sound and performance. Thompson has spent many years studying overseas, both at the Dasarts Academy, Amsterdam and at the University of Oxford, where he undertook his Doctorate. However, he frequently returns to his country around Barcaldine, southwest Queensland.
Thompson’s work is largely biographical and explores concepts of identity and Indigeneity. In his work he morphs into a range of personas through carefully orchestrated poses, costumes and settings. In many works, Thompson refers to the role of photography in developing notions of Indigenous identity and presence, interrogating this to offer a very different perspective in the present from his own unique viewpoint.
c-type print on metallic paper
5 of 6
120.0 x 120.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of the artist 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Not on display
© Christian Bumbarra Thompson