Dead Centre

30/11/2017 - 07/04/2019

  • Brother (Our present)
    Tony Albert Brother (Our present) , 2013
    pigment print on paper
    Image Credit
    Image courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf

About the exhibition

Dead Centre is a group exhibition curated by Anna Louise Richardson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah that aims to articulate the problematic expectations on the individual in finding their place in a social landscape characterised by simplistic and divisive assumptions.

The exhibition aims to contextualise a group of artistic voices from around the country that explores and celebrate marginalised identities in the broader spectrum of a multicultural society. The exhibition looks at what is in your sphere – right in front of you, and how the rest is about perception. Drawing on the experiences of artists connected to different communities including Aboriginal, Polynesian, Persian, Thai, Greek, Italian, Malay, LGBQTI and Muslim, the exhibition offers a point of access to individual outlooks that contribute and enrich the Australian social landscape. 

"Dead Centre is the inverse of the rest of us. It takes you into ten different worlds in which the artists' own experiences occupy centre stage." - Curator, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

About the artists

Curators: Anna Louise Richardson, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

Artists: Tony Albert (NSW), Abdul Abdullah (NSW), Olga Cironis (WA), Barbara Cleveland (NSW), Nathan Beard (WA), Megan Cope (VIC), Liam Colgan (WA), Thea Costantino 
(WA), Léuli Eshraghi (VIC), Angela Tiatia (NSW) 


Touring Venues
and Dates


An ART ON THE MOVE touring exhibition.


ART ON THE MOVE is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Act-Belong-Commit Engagement Program presented by ART ON THE MOVE is sponsored by Healthway to promote the Act-Belong-Commit message.