Blak on blak

Blak on blak Journal Article


  • Author(s): Daniel Browning, Tess Allas
  • Published: 2010
  • Volume: 30

Abstract: Political, satirical, hard-hitting art by blak artists around Australia is assessed and discussed by blak writers. Brought to prominence by the collective ProppaNOW in Brisbane, these works challenge ignorance and racism through deadly blak humour, irony and parody. Queensland, known in the 1980s as the Moonlight State, was the hotbed that bred the confrontational art of these artists. In a dynamic Australian publishing first both the Editor Daniel Browning, and assistant editor Tess Allas, are Indigenous, and all of the features are written by Indigenous writers. Some like Djon Mundine, Margo Neale and Brenda L Croft are well known as curators and essayists, others are newer on the publishing scene. All engage vigorously with their subjects.

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Daniel Browning, Tess Allas, 2010, Blak on blak, Volume:30, Journal Article, viewed 09 August 2022,

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