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VERNON AH KEE was born in North Queensland and is of the Kuku Yalandji, Waanji, Yidindji and Gugu Yimithirr peoples. He has been living in Brisbane for over twelve years. His art is primarily a critique of Australian popular culture, specifically the Black/White dichotomy. Over five years he has tailored text as the visual. Humour, biting and black, aerates the slogans which otherwise might miss their target in the Australian audience and rebound on the artist in an angry and depressing squalor. As it is, the signs are profoundly beautiful, pithy and poetic, while hitting hard.

Vernon completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, majoring in drawing and screenprinting. of north Queensland. He is an Associate Lecturer and is currently completing his Doctorate of Visual Arts at the Queensland College of Art. He is represented by Bellas Gallery.

Vernon Ah Kee's work in <abstractions> was curated by Mary Eagle.


photo from whitefellanormal, 2004
digital video (30 seconds), courtesy of the artist

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video of Vernon's work at the <abstractions> opening

 

Links to other sites:
  Spirit and Vision exhibition at cyberTribe online
  whitefellanormal, 2004 digital video hosted by acmi
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