Cover image of the review
Gordon Hookey, hoogah boogah, c.2005. Card and paint stencil, 76 x 62 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Photo: Carl Warner. © Gordon Allan Hookey / Copyright Agency, 2022.

Gordon Hookey: A Murriality

6 Aug 2022
UNSW Galleries 30 Jul - 2 Oct 2022

First, it’s important to place myself in relation to Wanyi artist Gordon Hookey’s first survey show, A Murriality, currently on view at UNSW Galleries. I am writing from the unceded lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, who have practiced their sovereignty and law on this land, commonly known as Sydney, since the first sunrise. I acknowledge their endless and continuous care for the Country I was born on and call home and, in doing so, pay my respects to the Gadigal people, their ancestors in their struggles through frontier wars, and their Elders present and future. It is upon their lands that we undertake our work and lives; stolen lands for which a treaty or sovereign agreement has never been negotiated. 

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