Museum of Contemporary Art and Brisbane Powerhouse presents
Ricky Maynard: Portrait of a Distant Land
Tue 3 Apr - Sun 6 May 2012
Ricky Maynard: Portrait of a Distant Land is a major survey of photographic works by documentary photographer Ricky Maynard, encompassing more than two decades of the artists practice.
The exhibition features 60 evocative and captivating photographic works, drawn from six bodies of work, documenting a broad range of themes and issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today. It includes photographs of sites significant to Maynard's people: ranging from serenely beautiful landscapes which follow the song lines, tribal movements and historical displacement routes of his ancestors, to the confrontational and emotionally-charged images of Indigenous people incarcerated in the South Australian prison system.
Born in Launceston, Tasmania in 1953, Maynard is a self-taught documentary photographer now based on Flinders Island in the Bass Strait between Tasmania and mainland Australia.
This project has been supported by the Australia Council’s New Australian Stories Initiative.
Artists Talks April
Wed 4 April 11.30am-12.30am: Curatorial walk through with Ricky Maynard and Keith Munro Curator Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Programs at Museum of Contemporary Art :: Start in Turbine Hall
Wed 4 April 6.30pm-7.30pm: Artist Talk with Ricky Maynard – Talk will be followed by a Q&A with both Ricky and Keith
:: Turbine Platform
Thu 5 April 11am-12noon: Curatorial walk through with Ricky Maynard & Keith Munro Curator
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Programs at Museum of Contemporary Art
:: Start in Turbine Hall
Closing times over Easter: Fri 6 Apr + Mon 9 Apr
Curated by Keith Munro.
Exhibition organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.