Sally Gabori brightens Brisbane airport - Art Collector

Artist's impression of Sally Gabori's commission for Brisbane's international terminal. Courtesy: the artists and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

16 January 2014 | Sally Gabori and fellow Queensland artist Sebastian Moody have been commissioned to create public artworks for Brisbane airport's forthcoming international terminal upgrade.

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) are investing $45 million to redevelop the international terminal and their CEO Julieanne Alroe has stated that BAC will increase their collection of public art as part of the redevelopment to maintain the airport's strong connection to, and support for, the arts community.

An artist impression of Gabori's commission is shown above. Beverly Knight, director of Alcaston Gallery, will be working closely with BAC and the design team on behalf of Gabori. Knight stated that the tribute for Sally and her Kaiadilt family was immense and that everyone was delighted and proud.

Gabori is one of Australia's leading contemporary artists, and arguably the highest profile Indigenous artist painting today. She has exhibited across the globe and last year was curated into
Personal Structures, an official satellite exhibition of the 55th Venice Biennale. Her work is held in Musée du Quai Branly, Paris; the Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht, the Netherlands; the National Gallery of Australia and in multiple state gallery collections.

The redevelopment of Brisbane airport is scheduled to commence next month and to be completed in mid 2015.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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