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VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| Now representing Kent Morris

November 2016

Vivien Anderson Gallery is excited to announce that we now represent photographer KENT MORRIS. 

Kent Morris is a Barkindji man, who lives and works in Melbourne.

Kent’s photography concentrates on reconstructing the shapes and structures of the built environment to reflect the rhythms, form and geometric designs of the first people of Australia. Each final image is constructed from a single photograph taken while walking on Country.The content is populated by native birds…..…”Wherever I go, I walk a lot. I look and listen, and learn from our native birds; I learn their rhythms and habits. I awake to, and follow their songs and conversations and respect their stories and importance. They form an intrinsic part of Indigenous cultural knowledge and spirituality, and despite colonisation, their stories, songs and our connection to them, continue.’

Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts, Kent has practised an as artist and curator for 20 years. He recently became an alumnus of the Wesfarmers Indigenous Arts Leadership Program.

Kent has a robust interest in the educational and healing potential of the arts and in 2011 joined The Torch to design, develop and deliver the State-wide Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program, and curates the Confined exhibition annually.

Kent Morris will feature in the forthcoming exhibition Sovereignty, opening at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in December, and will stage a solo exhibition at Vivien Anderson Gallery in 2017. 

Image: Kent Morris, Boonwurrung (St Kilda) – Rainbow Lorikeet 2016 from the series Cultural Reflections – Up Above #2


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