Daniel Boyd: Treasure Island
For nearly two decades Daniel Boyd has been holding a lens to colonial history, exploring multiplicity within narratives and interrogating blackness as a form of First Nations’ resistance through his detailed and considered paintings. Treasure Island at the Art Gallery of New South Wales marks the artist’s first major exhibition held in an Australian public institution, featuring more than eighty works from across his career, including new work and specially commissioned spatial interventions. Highlights include his iconic early work Treasure Island (2005), Untitled (ZVDG) (2014) from his seminal History is made at night (Kochi) series, and Untitled (BAT) (2020), one of the artist’s first large-scale works drawing from his personal archive, lived experiences and memories. Daniel Boyd: Treasure Island is accompanied by a richly illustrated publication that features all-new writing by the exhibition’s co-curators Isobel Parker Philip and Erin Vink, as well as commissioned First Nations authors, to offer critical insight into Boyd’s practice as well as creative responses to his work. The exhibition is on show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until January 29, 2023.
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