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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 An Unsettling Presence : Indigenous Art and Settler Law
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'The Courting Blakness exhibition included video works...projected onto the carved scenes of Indigenous life flanking the word 'law' in the Great Court of the University of Queensland. Usually these carvings remain unnoticed by those who pass through or relax in the Great Court because they are so high up. However the projections emphasised their presence and their content...'


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    y separately published work icon Courting Blakness : Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University Fiona Foley (editor), Louise Martin-Chew (editor), Fiona Jean Nicoll (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2015 8903175 2015 selected work criticism

    'In a bold and unprecedented project, acclaimed international artist Fiona Foley curated a cutting edge installation in the University of Queensland's sandstone Great Court. Universities have traditionally been elite institutions, overlooking and undervaluing the knowledge contributions of Indigenous thinkers, activists and artists. This history is etched into the walls of the Great Court, with anachronistic concepts of humanity and racial difference revealed in many of friezes and sculptural reliefs. Fiona Foley and her team of eight Aboriginal artists aimed to challenge these concepts...'

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2015
    pg. 124-133
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