Medium: Pigment Print
Size: w 150 x 320 cm
The first ethnic
minority, the indigenous people, features in a powerful work by Peter Fitzpatrick
titled "Sorted". A man stoops over a stainless-steel trolley in
an institutional corridor. He has paused while wheeling a cardboard box, labelled
"Aboriginal Arts Australia".
Dressed in a pale shirt and trousers, the bearded man - perhaps part - Aborigine - gazes out with an air of resentment tempered by glum wisdom. You wonder where the box will end up, what it contains and what the custodian's interests are.
1st September 2001