Exhibitions – New York and Indianapolis
Aboriginal Boxing Legends Exhibition – Featured in the National Indigenous Times – NAIDOC Week Issue. Link
The concept for this exhibition has been organically unfolding over the course of my career. I first drew on boxing as metaphor for social injustice 20 years ago. The inspiration is to transpose with paint, soundscapes and new media the oral histories of Aboriginal Australian boxers. The profound journey of these Aboriginal Australians represents the complexity of physiological trauma, oppressive conditions and the inspirational success of their spirit.
Drawing from this I have called the series “White Rope”. My interpretation is a series of boxers, painted in oils on linen, which show luminous figures woven into a grid of gestural drips. The painting palette is drawn from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags. I use this inspiration to paint the colour temperature of my subjects and it is in this sensory space where the exchange begins.
It is a strong body of work drawing on oral histories, images and archives from the Australian Indigenous Boxing Hall of Fame and Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame (ANBHF).
Top to bottom © Miriam Cabello:
Ron Richards Triptych (detail) & Tony Mundine (detail) • Oil on linen • 2011
Aboriginal Boxing Legends Exhibition
by Miriam Cabello
National Art Museum of Sport
Award winner and selected to exhibit.
Nov 2011–March 2012
Contact Miriam +61412 035 578