False Friends

In Gallery 1, Archie Moore, curated by Dr Wes Hill.

Considered one of Australia’s most inventive contemporary Indigenous artists, Archie Moore’s practice revolves around slippages in language and identity, often evoking the ways in which cultural context affects meaning. Born in Tara, Queensland, but based in Brisbane for most of his life, Moore has achieved widespread acclaim throughout Australia since graduating from Queensland University of Technology in 1998. His first solo exhibition in Darwin, False Friends will foreground Moore’s new media practice, and will involve the re-staging of earlier works alongside new works that have been specially made for the NCCA. Curated by Wes Hill, the exhibition will bring to light Moore’s interest in vacillating identities, with the artist directing his practice towards specific sociopolitical issues while shirking clear-cut resolutions.


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False Friends essay by Wes Hill

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