When: Thursday November 30, 2023
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Artbank Open encourages everyone to get curious, get involved and get up close to incredible artworks by some of the most exciting Australian contemporary artists. Challenge, excite, inspire and surprise yourself as you create your own journey through this uniquely Australian art collection.
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.
Artbank Melbourne 18-24 Down Street, Collingwood. 3 October – 17 November 2023