About the work
‘ASK US WHAT WE WANT’ is a series of hand painted free standing Corflute placards in site specific locations. The hand painted messages are comments from both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. The tent like structures refer to the Aboriginal Tent embassy, the oldest ongoing protest by Aboriginal people. The ongoing protest alerts us all that Aboriginal people are still being treated worse then 3rd world citizens in a first world country which used to belong to Aboriginal people. The statements are site specific and created to stimulate discussion. The placards encourage us all to measure the progress and regression of Australian Government’s social, political, economical and historical treatment of Aboriginal people.
‘ASK US WHAT WE WANT’ encourages the audience to bypass mainstream media by uploading images of the placards to archive and measure the progress or lack of progress with in Australian society for future generations to critique.
photo credits: Jordan Evans-Tse
About the artist
Wing questions our understanding of history and of our current socio-political reality, Wing repurposes everyday objects and imagery, creating works that are both visually confronting and deceptively simple. Wing holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Graphic Design, Sydney Graphics College. Significant solo exhibitions include: People of Substance, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Virginia, USA, 2012. Selected group exhibitions include; Making Change, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2012. Wing’s work is held in both private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Artbank, Sydney; and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Virginia, USA. Wing’s first monograph was published by Artspace 2014. Wing was selected in the Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, NSW.
- ASK US WHAT WE WANT from an ongoing series
- Core flute 900mm x 500 mm - Acrylic paint and spray paint