Museum of Brisbane has commissioned three new works for our current exhibition Robert Andrew: Our mutable histories .
Robert Andrew is a Brisbane-based Indigenous artist and descendant of the Yawuru people of the Broome area in the Kimberley, Western Australia.
Robert uses contrasting materials of natural ochres, oxides and chalks alongside contemporary technologies. Playful kinetic machines allow water and ochre to create ever-changing textural landscapes and reclaimed materials are beautifully transformed in his works.
Through his art practice and cultural duality Robert uncovers, reveals and re-presents aspects of Australian Indigenous history and his own family history which have previously been denied or hidden.
Robert Andrew: Our mutable histories public programs include artist tours, talks and workshops. Exhibition is open until 16 July 2017.