8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8)

21 November 2015 - 10 April 2016

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Gunybi Ganambarr APT8

Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art will exhibit work by 83 artists in the 8th edition of the world’s largest exhibition focused on developments in the contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific. APT8 emphasises performance, with live actions, video, kinetic art, figurative painting and sculpture exploring how the human form can express cultural, social and political ideas.

Yolngu artist Gunybi Ganambarr is one of 17 Australian artists who will take part in the APT8 exhibition.

He began by incising and painting Yolngu clan designs on barks and larrakitj (memorial poles), and now experiments with found materials from mining and building sites, including black conveyor belt rubber, wire, metal sheeting, and Perspex. Ganambarr led the self-proclaimed ‘Young Guns’ of Yirrkala to prominence and became one of the most significant younger generation artists to emerge from the Arnhem region. He exemplifies the confidence and cultural assertion of the new, experimental Yolngu art, whilst remaining firmly guided and influenced by elders and senior artists.


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