Black Ink: Indigenous Prints from the Queensland Art Gallery Collection
9 July – 20 November 2005
This display highlights the strength of the Gallery’s collection of prints by Indigenous artists from across Australia.
Aboriginal people began experimenting with printmaking in the late 1960s, many finding it a natural extension to existing practices such as engraving, carving and incising designs onto ceremonial and utilitarian items. The establishment of a number of print networks and workshops since the 1980s has also led to an increase in the interest and participation of Indigenous artists in the printmaking process. This display includes works by urban, Tiwi Island, desert, Arnhem Land, Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait Island artists.