About the Artist
Vernon Ah Kee was born in 1967 in Innisfail, Queensland, of the Yidindji, Kuku Yalandji, Waanji, Koko Berrin and Gugu Yimithirr peoples. A founding member of the Aboriginal artist collective proppaNOW, and the recipient of multiple awards, Vernon Ah Kee is a prolific and highly respected international artist.
In September 2014, Vernon Ah Kee travelled to Turkey at the request of curator, Carolyn Christov Bakargiev. After visiting Istanbul, Ah Kee ventured into regions affected by the Armenian genocide a century ago. Ah Kee saw parallels with his own family's experiences, specifically, the undocumented massacres of Indigenous Australians in this country's history and the removal of his family from the mainland to Palm Island.
Just over the border, during Ah Kee's visit to Turkey, the advance of ISIS had a significant affect on him, prompting deliberation on what could possess a people to attempt genocide against another. The brutalities were then born of Ah Kee's experiences in Turkey.
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Gentle cold hand wash with a mild water based soap/detergent (Alcohol based detergent and bleach will damage the print).
Do not use fabric softener.
Do not bleach.
Rinse well with cold water.
Do not tumble dry.
After washing, lay flat on clean towels, on a drying rack or hang to drip dry out of direct sunlight. Cool iron on reverse by using protective cloth.
The lustre of silk can diminish with moisture, so best to dry clean.
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