Title: Sorted
Year: 2001
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.

Review: Robert Nelson
Melbourne Age
1st September 2001