Thursday, 30 June 2011

Cold eels and distant thoughts

Cold Eels and Distant Thoughts opens on July 4 at the University Gallery. The name apparently comes from Boxer Jack Johnson, who when asked why white women like black men said: 'It's because we eat cold eels and think distant thoughts'. Curated by Djon Mundine, the exhibitions features the work of Aboriginal photographers Michael Aird, Mervyn Bishop, Gary Lee, Ricky Maynard, Peter McKenzie, Michael Riley and Jason Wing who have all turned their camera on Aboriginal men for their subjects. The results are compelling. The NAIDOC launch takes place Thursday July 7 from 5pm in the gallery with a walk and talk tour by curator Djon Mundine and artists Jason Wing, Peter McKenzie, Michael Aird, Gary Lee and Mervyn Bishop.