Blak Minds

Distinguished First Peoples Artist Gordon Hookey

February 20, 2024 Angelina Hurley & Dr Leda Barnett Season 2024 Episode 1
Blak Minds
Distinguished First Peoples Artist Gordon Hookey
Show Notes

Gordon Hookey was born in Cloncurry, Queensland in 1961. He currently lives and works in Brisbane. and is a Griffith University graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (1991).  Gordon belongs to the Waanyi people and locates his art at the interface where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures converge. Gordon's work is informed by domestic and international events and policies that affect Indigenous communities globally, with his lived experience as a Murri and Aboriginal person at the forefront of his work. His style and approach is distinctive in its vibrancy and best known for its biting satire of Australia’s political landscape, its leaders and representatives.  Gordon spoke to Leda and Angelina for a wonderful discussion on art and culture.