Daniel Boyd and Tony Schwensen in 'National Anthem' at Buxton Contemporary

6 March 2019

Work by Daniel Boyd and Tony Schwensen will be on view in ‘National Anthem’, the upcoming exhibition at Buxton Contemporary.

Built around key works in the Michael Buxton Collection, this project reflects on the ways that the desire for a singular national identity often excludes Indigenous histories and denies the multiplicity of voices, cultures and experiences that enrich, contest and enhance Australian life. Channelling humour and satire and engaging in tactics such as play, intervention and confrontation, the artists in 'National Anthem' seek self-determination and collectively hold a mirror up to contemporary Australia, prompting new representations of who we are or who we might aspire to become.

Image: Daniel Boyd, 'Untitled (GMGCC)' 2018)