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Title

Lamenting the flowers

2012

Artist

Christian Thompson

Australia

1978 -

Language group

Bidjara, North-east region

  • Details

    Cultural origin
    Bidjara, North-east region, Melbourne
    Date
    2012
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    type C photograph
    Dimensions
    100.0 x 100.0 cm; 103.0 x 103.0 x 4.7 cm frame
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    176.2014
    Copyright
    © Christian Bumbarra Thompson

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    Christian Thompson

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  • About

    Christian Thompson is a photographer, performance and conceptual artist whose largely biographical practice is infused with wit, irony and humour. The consummate performer, it is difficult to separate Thompson from his work as he explores what it means to be Indigenous today and the relationships that exist between objects, space and history. Although Thompson has worked nationally and internationally, he frequently returns to his country around Barcaldine, in southwest Queensland.

    Thompson's work 'Lamenting the flowers' is drawn from the series, 'We bury our own' 2012 which was developed during the artist's research into the Australian Indigenous photographic archive in the Pitt Rivers Museum of Oxford University, during Thompson's Doctoral studies. In this series Thompson examines the possibility of a spiritual repatriation from the archive, in the absence of a physical repatriation.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

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