Dogged by controversy in the past, Newcastle based artist Lucas Grogan will unveil a new series of works at Until Never gallery tonight. Titled Backchat, the exhibition examines taboos about the appropriation of indigenous Australian artists - in this case, Grogan.
Employing quilting and embroidery on silk as well as body painting, the works are described as a challenge "to the notion of a politically correct response to indigenous art". Grogan last made headlines in 2008 when anonymous objections led to the removal of his works from the Sydney Art Fair.
Author: Penny Modra