Danie Mellor and Petrina Hicks works join key collections - Art Collector

Danie Mellor, Maba-I-Bala Rugu (of Power in Darkness), 2013. Mixed media on paper, 380 x 473cm triptych. Courtesy: the artist and Michael Reid Galleries, Sydney

16 January 2014 | Danie Mellor's work Maba-l Bala Rugu (of Power in Darkness), shown above, has been acquired by the National Gallery of Canada.

Mellor's works explore intersections and relationships between Indigenous and western cultures, often focusing on the impact of colonialism. He was the winner of the 26th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award in 2009 and his works are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and multiple state, regional and university galleries.

A touring survey exhibition of his work titled
Exotic Lies & Sacred Ties opens at the University of Queensland Art Museum in Brisbane on 18 January 2014.

Petrina Hicks, New Age, 2013. Pigment print, 100 x 100cm, edition of 8. Courtesy: the artist and Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne

Petrina Hicks' work New Age, shown above, has been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia.

Hicks' photographs are slick, highly stylised and often unsettling. Her works are also held in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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