14 Queensland Nations

14 Queensland Nations is a series of fourteen flags based on the work of anthropologist RH Mathews who in 1990 drew a map of Queensland based on Indigenous language groups. Mathews was one of the first to acknowledge the existence of Aboriginal nations and Moore used his sometimes questionable research as the basis of the work that not only raises questions to his own identity as an Aboriginal (Kamilaroi) man but also focuses on the many and varied symbolic uses of flags for identification, sovereignty, imperialism, colonialism, nationalism, possession, power, protection, law, piracy, and independence.

4 February - 28 March 2015

  • Archie Moore

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