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Richard Bell on Gordon Hookey

An old friend muses on the acerbic wit of a chili-loving Aboriginal artist

GORDON HOOKEYTerrarists Colonialhism, 2008, oil on linen, 350 x 290 cm. 

Photo by Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.


Gordon Hookey makes kick-arse art.

The first time Gordy and I met was at an art show at Queensland Aboriginal Creations in the late 1980s—before he went to art college. He was working for the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service as a ranger. I remember him because there…

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