Museums & Galleries Queensland is seeking expressions of interest for the touring exhibition, Some people are stories, by artist Vincent Serico (1949 – 2008), curated and developed by Michael Eather for FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane.
Vincent Serico was born in Brisbane before being taken from his family at the age of four and sent to the mission at Cherbourg, Queensland. His mother was a Palm Island woman and his father was from Carnarvon. His stories are about living in different parts of Queensland, working, travelling, painting, and playing cards in old mission communities like Cherbourg, Palm Island, Mornington Island, Yarrabah, and Doomadgee.
Vincent’s art aims to acknowledge Aboriginal existence in a way that gives comfort, while recognising past pain, sorrow, longing and loss, and leaving a trace of them in the hearts of others.
In collaboration with FireWorks Gallery, Some people are stories includes; an exquisite limited edition, bound folio; 20 framed print reproductions featured in the folio; and will be accompanied by six original paintings. This will be the first major touring exhibition of Vincent Serico’s work since his death in 2008.
Museums Galleries Queensland
Andrea Higgins, Exhibition Program Officer
Phone: 07 3215 0846
Banner image above: Vincent Serico, Technology, 1994. Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 137 cm. Image courtesy of FireWorks Gallery.