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A new work is screened every two months in this dedicated space for AGWA’s growing filmic acquisitions.

christian thompson


12 November 2016 – 26 February 2017


Christian Thompson HEAT 2010 (still)

HEAT is a captivating work and a personal recollection of contemporary Bidjara artist Christian Thompson, visiting the harsh Australian desert landscape with his father.

Each component of this video triptych contains the face of a young Indigenous woman, representative of a sacred mother-earth, and referencing the seductive and dangerous nature of the Australian landscape.


Christian Thompson

HEAT 2010 (still)
DVD projection (hard drive master and 4 x photographs in presentation box)
28.9 x 20.6 x 3.5 cm duration: 5:52 min
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011
© Christian Thompson



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