Quilty set for Bendigo

Peter Kennedy | Bendigo Weekly | 17-Nov-2017

Myuran Sukumaran self portrait, Time Is Ticking, April 25, 2015.

Bendigo Art Gallery will host the acclaimed Another Day in Paradise exhibition of artworks by Bali Nine member Muyuran Sukumaran and leading Australian artists
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Megan Cope, Jagath Dheerasekara, Khaled Sabsabi, and Matthew Sleeth in July 2018.

The exhibition responds to the death penalty and profiles human rights, with Bendigo one of only two destinations for the challenging and evocative collection of works
currently on display at Campbelltown Arts Centre in New South Wales. 

”We’re thrilled to bring Myuran Sukumaran’s beautiful and important paintings to Bendigo Art Gallery, as well as the work of other artists such as Megan Cope and Matthew Sleeth, who explore some of the most pressing issues of our times in their art practice,” said Bendigo Art Gallery acting director Tansy Curtin said.

“It is also a pleasure to work with Ben Quilty again, since his standout exhibition here in 2014/15.   

“Not only is he one of Australia’s best known and highly-regarded contemporary painters, he uses his profile and his art practice to advocate for social justice and change.  

“Another Day in Paradise is a most powerful exhibition, and it is an honour to bring it to Bendigo.”

Curated by Quilty and Michael Dagostino, Another Day in Paradise presents a vast and sobering series of powerful portraits by Sukumaran, painted during his incarceration at Bali’s Kerobokan jail and from his final incarceration on Nusa Kambangan Island.

The exhibition will be on display from July 7 to September 16.



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