Native America 2008-2013

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St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Healing Arts Program, Xavier Art Space Level 4

11 January-13 February 2014.

Andrew Hogarth is a native of Scotland, long time resident of Australia and a world traveller. Hogarth’s interest in Native American culture was ignited early in his youth and has led him to travel some 200,000 miles throughout the Great Plains and Southwest of the United States of America over a thirty-two year period. Hogarth has visited with and photographed many people and places from the ordinary to the extraordinary and learnt much from the life and history of the people as well as the beauty and often harsh reality of the landscape.

Hogarth’s extensive fieldwork has resulted in four photographic collections and the publication of six books. His collection Powwow: Native American Celebration was one of only fourteen to be chosen from a worldwide call for submissions by Exhibits USA resulting in a three year national tour of the United States of America. Powwow debuted at the Dr. Martin Luther King National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee in October 2000 with subsequent exhibitions in prominent museums and art galleries across thirteen American states. Hogarth’s work has been published in newspapers and magazines from the front cover of the US national newspaper Indian Country Today to a recent feature in Australian Journey. In April 2013 he was invited to speak about his life and work at the inaugural Newcastle Writers Festival.

Native America: Dinetah to the Greasy Grass is a brief glimpse into a rich and complex world. It celebrates a diverse culture of ancient heritage that despite almost overwhelming odds continues to quietly thrive.

This exhibition is part of the 2014 Healing Arts Program. A percentage of sales are returned to the program for the procurement of new work and the ongoing maintenance of art within St Vincent’s Hospital’s public spaces.

Full image titles can be viewed in the “Exhibition Listings” drop down of the “Photography Section”.