Michael Riley’s ground breaking photography and visionary films have made a significant impact on Australian art.
‘The acquisition of Flyblown is an important addition to our permanent collection, made possible by the generosity of private supporters. Importantly, the gift supporting this acquisition includes funding for touring infrastructure and the commission of a new essay by celebrated curator and writer, Djon Mundine. This will allow us to share this work with galleries and communities across Australia.’ said MAMA Director Bree Pickering.
‘We feel honoured to have been entrusted with this significant Australian work, and are excited to be sharing the work with our community so soon after it has arrived in our collection’, Pickering continues.
Flyblown was exhibited at MAMA from 10 May – 8 July, together with one of Riley’s ground breaking documentary films, Empire.