Colonial Afterlives brings contemporary responses to the complex legacies of British occupation from sixteen outstanding artists living in Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, Canada and Britain, including Tasmanian artists Julie Gough, James Newitt, Yvonne Rees-Pagh, Geoff Parr and Michael Schlitz.
The exhibition incorporates diverse views that range from melancholic eulogies to passionate and, at times, scathing commentaries on the complex legacies of British occupation. While the artists are all finely attuned to the histories and politics of their own region, the exhibition reveals profound and sometimes surprising connections. Ultimately, it raises larger questions around the nature of post-colonial identity in an increasingly globalised world.
Curator: Dr Sarah Thomas
Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre
Supported by Arts Tasmania, Australia Council for the Arts, City of Hobart and Contemporary Art Tasmania
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