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The most significant artist of Australia's contemporary art Gordon Bennett at Aboriginal Museum in Utrecht,The Netherlands.

Photography ( AAMU & the city of  Utrecht) by Tzina Alimpoutaki-Joustra.

The Exhibition  " Outsider/ Insider "  by the well known artist Gordon Bennett ( 1955 )  is the first solo presentation of his artworks in a European museum since 2000.
It will be presented in Utrecht's AAMU-Museum of contemporary Aboriginal Art Utrecht- until December 2012.
Gordon Bennett. Notes to Basquiat. Green Ochre. 2000.Collection of the artist. Brisbane.

                  The Museum of contemporary Aboriginal Art in Utrecht, The Netherlands.



                            The AAMU in Utrecht is established at Oudegracht (old channel ) street.
                 Gordon Bennett. Artwork " The coming of the light." 2001. Collection of the artist.

Gordon Bennett. Home decor.Preston+the style= Citizen. Dance the Bougieman Blues. 1997. Private collection. Melbourne. ( Inspiration from Mondrian).

Gordon Bennett is regarded as one of the most important contemporary artists of Australia's  modern art and   his work has been  included in more than 100 art collections ( Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne ) and others art - collections throughout the world.
Bennett's art works which were shown at the Biennales of Venice, Sydney and Shanghai connected with items of cultural identity, colonialism, racism, freedom and the dominance of Western history.
Mondrian, Basquiat, Van Gogh and  Pollock are his favorite artistically inspirations at his confrontation with theirs movements and creations.
Born in Monto, Queensland Gordon Bennett studied at the Queensland College of Art , Brisbane and established himself  as a leading artist in the Australian art world. Bennett's work who is currently lives and works in Brisbane is represented in most major public collections in Australia and also in several important collections all over the world.
                               Gordon Bennett. Outsider. 1988. The University of Queensland.



Bennett's one of  his early works the monumental ' Outsider ' (1988) in which he quotes paintings by Van Gogh, is one of the most reproduced works of art in Australia.
Gordon Bennett. Outsider/Insider. AAMU, Museum of contemporary Art Utrecht. The Netherlands.



                     Gordon Bennett. Title: Abstraction(Citizen) Peasant.Acrylic on linen. Exhibition at Millani Gallery. Brisbane. Australia.
Bennett who has achieved a reputation since the late 1980s for his creation of provoking artworks can be seen as an artist that criticize the kitschy use of indigenous imagery and the harsh criticism of the history of race relationship between Australia and West.




























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