Ben Quilty: Inhabit
Ben Quilty's recent suite of paintings, Inhabit, 2010, demonstrate an important culmination in his work as it explores wider concepts of identity. Quilty, a distinguished portraitist, arrived at the multi-part epic in an attempt to reconcile his identity as a white Australian. Conceived as a self-portrait, Inhabit also acts as a collective national portrait and could arguably be considered a barometer of domestic sentiment as the Australian reconciliation movement progresses.
Inhabit was acquired through the Contemporary Collectors in 2011.