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Michael Riley : Sights Unseen - Brenda L. Croft

Michael Riley

Sights Unseen

Paperback Published: 1st August 2006
ISBN: 9780642541628
Number Of Pages: 176
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Michael Riley (1960-2004) was one of the most important contemporary Australian Indigenous visual artists of the past two decades. His contribution to the urban-based Indigenous visual arts industry was substantial and his film and video work challenged non-Indigenous perceptions of Indigenous experience, particularly among the most disenfranchised communities in the eastern region of Australia. He worked with Indigenous people from communities throughout rural and remote regions of Australia and brought a singularly Indigenous visual language to the forefront of international contemporary art.

Riley's work is not social-documentary but draws on a multiplicity of influences--European and North American film-making, international fashion and design, and Indigenous and European spirituality and its contradictions.

Forewordp. 12
Introductionp. 14
Up in the sky, behind the cloudsp. 17
The elders: Indigenous photography in Australiap. 47
In retrospectp. 59
The meek Michael Rileyp. 67
Snapshots - Dubbo
Auntie Ruby McGuinnessp. 75
Ron Riley, Deborah Ryan, Auntie Dot Riley and Diane McNaboep. 76
Will and his mother, Dorothy 'Dot' Burnsp. 78
Wendy Hockleyp. 81
Lynette Riley-Mundinep. 82
Bernadette Yhi Rileyp. 84
Snapshots - Moree
Edna Craigie, Reena Fernando and Cathy Craigiep. 87
P.J. Swann, Lyall Munro Jnr and Cathy Craigiep. 88
Brent Beale and Cathy Craigiep. 88
Snapshots - Sydney and Melbourne
Bruce Hartp. 91
Hetti Perkinsp. 92
Tracey Moffattp. 95
John Delaney and David Rileyp. 96
Darrell Sibosado and Cathy Craigiep. 97
Joe Hurst, Jeffrey Samuels, Melissa Abraham and Joyce (Dooki) Abrahamp. 99
Frances Peters-Littlep. 101
Avril Quaillp. 102
Lydia Millerp. 104
Destiny Deaconp. 107
Virginia Fraserp. 108
Frame-by-Frame - Film
Imagination: The moving image in the work of Michael Rileyp. 110
Joe Hurstp. 114
Lisa Reihanap. 117
Warwick Thornton and Beck Colep. 118
Troy J. Russellp. 120
Rachel Perkinsp. 123
Wungguli-Shadow: Photographing the spirit and Michael Rileyp. 125
Alasdair Fosterp. 135
Jonathan Jonesp. 136
Francisco Fisherp. 139
I wanted to tell storiesp. 140
After imagep. 143
Exhibition checklistp. 145
Chronologyp. 153
Glossaryp. 159
Mapp. 163
Select bibliographyp. 165
Contributorsp. 169
Acknowledgmentsp. 173
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9780642541628
ISBN-10: 0642541620
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: National Gallery of Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 25.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.33
Edition Number: 1