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2006 Commonwealth Contemporary

24 February - 14 May 2006
Australian Centre for the Moving Image

24 February – 25 June 2006
National Gallery of Victoria, Australia (Federation Square)

Office of Commonwealth Games Coordination

Cultural Producer: Global Art Projects

Further information:
www.acmi.net.au/2006

2006 Contemporary Commonwealth was a collaborative exhibition organised by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the National Gallery of Victoria Australia to explore the global connections and exchanges between peoples, juxtaposing eleven artists across the vast network of Commonwealth nations with eleven artists from Australia. 2006 Contemporary Commonwealth was a joint project: one exhibition with free entry, one site connecting two venues at Federation Square, twenty-two challenging visions of the new global reality.

Artists:
Bani Abidi (Pakistan); Mawuli Afatsiawo (Ghana); Leon Cmielewski & Josephine Starrs (Australia); Lorraine Connelly-Northey (Waradgerie/Australia); Shane Cotton (Aotearoa New Zealand); John Gillies (Australia); Rodney Graham (Canada); Shilpa Gupta (India); Fiona Hall (Australia); John Hughes (Australia); Isaac Julien (United Kingdom); eX de Medici (Australia); Ingrid Mwangi with Robert Hutter (Kenya); Patricia Piccinini (Australia); r e a (Gamilaraay/Wailwan/Australia); Berni Searle (South Africa); Yinka Shonibare (United Kingdom); Sally Smart (Australia); Brian Gothong Tan (Singapore); Jemima Wyman (Australia); Ah Xian (Australia); Yee I-Lann (Malaysia)