Gordon Hookey

'Fuck'n Our Land' (oil on canvas) 2000

Gordon Hookey's paintings and sculptures address the politics of land and justice confronting a contemporary Aboriginal Australian. Vivid, witty and angry, his works convey the violent energy of street art and underground comics with an earthy bush humour. Born in 1960 to the Waanyi people of North-west Queensland, he began a career as a bricklayer before his formal studies in the arts. He became involved with Boomalli Aboriginal Artists' Cooperative in 1992 whilst completing a Degree at the University of NSW, College of Fine Arts. He has been part of major national survey exhibitions, such as "Uncommon Worlds" at the National Gallery of Australia, 2001, and his numerous solo shows include Villa Van Delden in Germany, in 2000.

'Migalu Nate Hilo Tahtill' (oil on canvas) 2002