Exhibition: 5 April – April 22, 2017
Etiquette is a set of rules that govern the expectations of social behaviour which also prescribes and restricts the ways in which people interact with each other depending on if your inside or outside that group or class of people.
Etiquette is dependent on culture; what is excellent etiquette in one society may shock in another.
“Your Grace” ruminates on these codes of behaviour, as well as disparate cultural power structures, their histories and repercussions.
Archie Moore (born Toowoomba 1970, lives Brisbane) works across media in portrayals of self and divulged national histories. He questions key signifiers of identity – skin, language, smell, food, dwelling, politics, religion, flags – and points to errors in foundational intercultural knowledge, asking what are the outcomes of misinformation. His practice is embedded in Aboriginal politics and the wider concerns of racism. Uncertainty is a recurrent theme pertaining to his paternal Kamilaroi heritage.
TCB art inc. acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land, recognising their connection to land, waters and community, and the fact that Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders; past, present and future.
Image: Archie Moore | 2017 | Mixed Media