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July 4, 2018

WHATIFTHEWORLD Artists at Cairns Art Gallery

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that works by Buhlebezwe Siwani, Athi-Patra Ruga and Mohau Modisakeng will be included in the exhibition “Continental Drift” at the Cairns Art Gallery in Queensland, Australia which will take place from 6 July to 23 September 2018

Continental Drift highlights the shared experiences of contemporary blak/black artists from South Africa and north Australia.  While both countries have different histories, British colonisation had dramatic effects on their black peoples, many of which continue to be experienced today.

Australian artists represented in the exhibition are Fiona Foley, Tony Albert, Michael Cook, Dale Harding, Hannah Bronte, Gordon Hookey, Paul Bong and Archie Moore; South African artists represented in the exhibition are Mohau Modisakeng, Berni Searle, Mary Sibande, Zanele Muholi, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Kudzanai Chiurai and Athi-Patra Ruga.

The supporting publication includes essays by Professor Neelika Jayewardene and Carly Lane. Neelika is an Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York-Oswego, a founding member of the online magazine, Africa is a Country, and grew up in Zimbabwe. Carly Lane is a Murri woman from Queensland and is the Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

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