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REVIEWS

BRISBANE

Milani Gallery

Vernon Ah Kee

Tall Man

VERNON AH KEEfill me, 2009. Acrylic on linen, 180 x 240 cm. 

Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Vernon Ah Kee’s “Tall Man” is a smartly composed yet painful examination of race relations in Australia. The exhibition takes as its theme the subject of the 2004 Palm Island riots that occurred in the wake of Indigenous Australian Cameron Doomadgee’s murder at the hands of a white police officer, Chris Hurley. Anchoring the show was tall man (2010), a four-channel video installation, which was accompanied by a…

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