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Title

Equilibrium , from the series Museum of Others

2016

Artist

Christian Thompson

Australia

1978 -

Language group

Bidjara, North-east region

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  • Details

    Cultural origin
    Bidjara, North-east region
    Date
    2016
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    c-type print on metallic paper
    Edition
    5 of 6
    Dimensions
    120.0 x 120.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    165.2017.5
    Copyright
    © Christian Bumbarra Thompson
    Artist information
    Christian Thompson

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  • About

    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.

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