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Artbank Window curated by Billy Bain

Artbank Window curated by Billy Bain

Artbank Sydney 30 November 2023 - 5 February 2024
Artbank Window

When: Thursday November 30, 2023

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Talk - Oliver Watts and Billy Bain in conversation: 6-630pm

Where: 222 Young Street

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To celebrate the acquisition of Billy Bain’s artwork ‘Blak men can’t surf,’ Artbank has invited Darug artist Billy Bain to curate our Sydney Window. Bain’s arts practice challenges ideas around social, political and cultural representations of Australian identity. His work often references Australian surf culture, using humour to question the stereotypes that much of this nationalistic iconography is built on.  With a practice that spans ceramic sculpture, oil painting, etchings and installations, Bain creates new narratives that discuss a contemporary idea of what it means to be a young Indigenous person in Australia today.

Artbank has invited Billy Bain to discuss his window exhibition, Artbank’s acquisition of his work and his arts practice with Senior Curator and amateur surfer Oliver Watts.

Please join us on Thursday November 30 to celebrate!

The evening will include light refreshments and a private viewing of Artbank’s Collection.