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HONG KONG

Amelia Johnson Contemporary 

Sally Smart 

The Exquisite Pirate

Sally Smart, The Exquisit Pirate (Red/Black/Flag), 2007. Synthetic polymer paint, ink and foil on canvas with collage elements, 188 x 132 cm. Courtesy Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong.

Women’s issues have long informed the work of Australian artist Sally Smart. Best known for her layered, large-scale collages, Smart, in her ongoing series “The Exquisite Pirate” (2004- ), takes on the lost history of female pirates. Along the way, she addresses contemporary themes of gender, migration and the resultant cultural hybridity. Explaining

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