Ten Point Scam

Gordon HOOKEY: artist

Not On Display

About the work

Gordon Hookey is an active member of the Queensland Indigenous artist collective proppanow, widely known for producing art which unapologetically responds to contemporary political issues that impact Indigenous people. Hookey’s Ten Point Scam, 1998 is an example of such work, and responds the Native Title Ammendment Bill which was released on 8 May 1997 and based on the native title ten point plan, from which this work takes it name. A ruling made by the High Court of Australia in the Wik Native Title Case, 1996, allowed for coexistence of both Native Title and pastoral lease on land however the ammended Native Title bill made such coexistence impossible, effectively disabling Native Title claims on pastoral leases, and a wide range of other land tenures. This denial of rights to Indigenous Australians has inspired and will continue to inspire the creation of work of art which confront and challenge sytems of control and structures under which Indigenous people are governed.
Ten Point Scam
Artist/Maker and role
Gordon HOOKEY: artist
oil on canvas
231.5 x 178cm
Production place
Sydney, New South Wales
Credit line
Purchased through the Contemporary Art Group, The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2001
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the paintings in our collection.