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Dark + Disturbing is a curatorial project that explores Aboriginal sensibilities around knowledge, identity, and protest. It interrogates power structures, and provides a platform for Aboriginal voice.

“Dark + Disturbing” references the place the “aborigine” holds in this country. The “aborigine” is either rendered invisible, as in terra nullius, or is made negative and pathologised as a problem or a curse. Vernon Ah Kee

Dark + Disturbing is a curatorial project of artist Vernon Ah Kee. Vernon’s work is in most public institutions across Australia as well as held in a number of overseas public collections, including the Tate Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada. Vernon’s background in screen-printing resonates throughout the Dark + Disturbing. As he reaches mid-career, this project gives him an opportunity to expand his work in curating.

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