Q&A: Indigenous Artist Tony Albert on appropriation, identity and Margaret Preston

(Premium content) Premium content

Using vintage Aboriginal-styled fabrics, artist Tony Albert's new work sits in conversation with Margaret Preston's iconic linocuts and asks the tough questions around appropriation and design ethics.

Forced to alter his studio practice during the pandemic, artist Tony Albert has used this past year to rummage through his archive of 'Aboriginalia' – a term he uses to describe kitsch objects that naively and stereotypically depict Aboriginal people and their culture.

This content is only available to members of ArtsHub

Join Now for instant access!

A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to:
  • Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly
  • Keep up to date with the latest industry news
  • Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides
  • Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily
  • Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder

... and much, much more.

Join Now and join the Australian arts community today