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Sexy and Dangerous: The Space Between

Media release


Sexy and Dangerous: The Space Between
A Free Public Lecture
at the John Curtin Gallery
Wednesday 21 May 2008

John Curtin Gallery, Building 200
Curtin’s Bentley Campus
Kent Street, Bentley

The John Curtin Gallery will present a free lunchtime talk on Wednesday 21 May at 12.30pm by Dr Suvendrini Perera, Research Fellow from the School of Media, Society and Culture at Curtin University of Technology.

Dr Perera will discuss her readings of Brook Andrew’s art in the context of her work on junction zones and multi-ethnicity in Australasia and the Pacific.

Dr Perera completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sri Lanka and her PhD at Columbia University, New York. She has published a number of essays in the areas of race, ethnicity, multiculturalism, whiteness studies and terror.

As a part of FotoFreo 2008 the John Curtin Gallery is currently presenting Brook Andrew: Eye to Eye, a Monash University Museum of Art Touring Exhibition. The exhibition spans the Indigenous artist’s practice over the past decade.

Andrew has created a powerful body of work that challenges dominant points of view regarding Indigenous people. Reflecting equally on global mass-media and traditional grass roots aesthetics, the works in this exhibition speak of an unfolding or recovery of a lost history, identity, culture and language.

Presenting partners for this exhibition are the John Curtin Gallery and Penrith Regional Gallery & the Lewers Bequest.

The John Curtin Gallery is open between 12pm and 5pm Monday to Friday. The Gallery will also be open from 1pm to 4pm on 25 May as part of its Sunday@Curtin events.