The Australian Embassy Bangkok and Chulalongkorn's Art Center presents ''Message Stick: Indigenous Identity in Urban Australia'', which showcases a collection of artworks from the Australian government's Artbank.
A painting by Julie Dowling.
On display are 21 paintings and photographs created by more than 10 indigenous urban artists during the last 25 years. The show underlines the vitality, energy and innovation of indigenous communities and artists. It takes audiences beyond the popular contemporary indigenous art movement of the Western Desert to the personal experiences of life in urban Australia.
The striking images featured in the exhibition have, at their heart, the stories of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands people and cultures and reflect the enormous contributions made by these communities to modern Australian society.
These works present a fresh view of contemporary indigenous identity and may make you think differently about what it means to be an indigenous person in the country today.
Featured artists include Ian W Abdulla, Brook Andrew, Richard Bell, Robert Campbell Jnr, Julie Dowling, Adam Hill, Danie Mellor, Christian Thompson, Reko Rennie, Darren Siwes, and H.J Wedge.
The exhibition has toured New Caledonia and African countries such as South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya over the last two years, and is currently on an Asia tour.