Kay Abude: POWER
National Anthem at Buxton Contemporary
8 March - 7 July 2019
For the opening night of National Anthem, Kay Abude invited artists of colour and their families to don her garments as a political act of solidarity. Collectively the participating artists and their families made a stand against processes of exclusion and raised questions around notions of membership, authority and privilege within both the art world and the wider community.Image: Installation view, Kay Abude, POWER 2018, participants in hand-printed silkscreen on linen garments in front of work by Janenne Eaton in National Anthem, Buxton Contemporary, the University of Melbourne, 2019, © the artists. Photograph by Bryony Jackson
If you self-identify as a ‘person of colour’ the artist invites you to wear one of her garments while you view the National Anthem exhibition as a way to participate in this project.
National Anthem is on at Buxton Contemporary 8 March - 7 July, 2019