Gordon Bennett describes his background as an indigenous Australian as being fundamental to his view of life and his artistic expression.
He refers to colonial history and the documented violence towards Aborigines by the early colonists as well as the current issues of death in custody of Aborigines in the 1990’s.
This exhibition of 120 works forms a visual essay of Bennett's print-media practice between 1984 to 2004. Included in this exhibition are examples of his earlier traditional and labour-intensive printmaking techniques to his recent computer generated printing, tracing his various motivations for the move out of print, into the print-out.
Bennett’s practise has spanned various media including painting, print, video, performance, drawing, installation and more recently sound, animation and music clips.
The gallery is located diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Railway Station and can be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle Tram.
Limited street parking is available.