Artist Michaela Gleave highlights the complexity of colonial history and the ambivalence of representing identity in her new work 'Under One Sun'.

Using Wikipedia’s open-source listing of Indigenous massacres in Australia, Michaela Gleave highlights the lack of exhaustive and verified historical data associated with this history. Her dramatically zoomed out installation documents the positions of the planets between 1789 and 1928, when 63 massacres of Indigenous peoples took place.


For this large scale exhibition, Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker, ACP has invited 15 artists to create new works in response to the iconic Sunbaker by revered Australian photographer Max Dupain.

The exhibition features new works by Peta Clancy, Christopher Day, Destiny Deacon, Michaela Gleave, Nasim Nasr, Sara Oscar, Julie Rrap, Khaled Sabsabi, Yhonnie Scarce, Christian Thompson, Angela Tiatia, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Daniel Von Sturmer, Justene Williams and William Yang.

Production, cinematography and editing by Videopond. 


State Library of NSW, Sydney
18 February – 17 April 2017
Opening Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 9pm
Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Weekends: 10am – 5pm

Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne
6 May – 6 August 2017
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 5pm


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This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts' Catalyst–Australian Arts and Culture Fund.