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Vernon Ah Kee creates work dealing with issues facing Australian Indigenous culture in a post-colonial society. He is best known for his monumentally scaled pencil portraits of Aboriginal family members, who gaze defiantly at the viewer.

Vernon Ah Kee is a younger generation Indigenous artist who lives and works in Brisbane, Queensland. He received his doctorate in Visual Arts from Queensland College of the Arts in 2007. His work explores Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous culture in contemporary society. Using text, video and drawing, Ah Kee references past racial atrocities and the way they resonant in the present context.

Artist Representation Milani Gallery, Brisbane