Prosperity by Ryan Presley Book Launch
Join Ryan and the publication’s editor Madeleine King in conversation for the Brisbane book launch of Prosperity. Following the exhibition at the Institute of Modern Art earlier this year, Ryan Presley: Prosperity is the first publication on the Brisbane-based artist’s practice.
This book presents selected works from Presley’s acclaimed Blood Money series, which presents the heroes and warriors of Indigenous history as figureheads on Australian banknotes, alongside documentation of the recent Prosperity exhibition at the Institute of Modern Art. It features Ryan’s own writing on the history of the Australian colony’s first currency—the holey dollar—with essays by Tina Baum, Daniel Browning, and Suvendrini Perera, exploring different manifestations of currency as a tool of the colonial project.
A special launch price will be available for attendees.