Michael Riley (AU)

Image: Michael Riley, Spirit clouds, 1997. Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection. Courtesy the Michael Riley Foundation and The Commercial (Sydney).

Born 1960, Dubbo, Australia
Deceased 2004

Michael Riley (1960-2004) was a Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi man working with photography and film-making. He was the founder of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative exhibited widely, both in Australia and internationally. He was included in the first exhibition of Indigenous photography at the Aboriginal Artists Gallery in 1986, and from this time he also worked with Film Australia, writing and directing acclaimed films such as Dreamings (1988), which was exhibited at the Asia Society Galleries, New York. His work is held in all major collecting institutions in Australia, including Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria and National Gallery of Australia.

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