Painting the Town Blak : Clinton Naina

Friday 05 July 2019 - Friday 25 October 2019

Left to right: Clinton Naina, 'Power #17 Gum Leaf ' 2019, Bleach on velvet, 144x100cm and 'Crest' 2019, Bleach on velvet, 144x100cm

Clinton Naina (formerly Nain) is a painter, dancer, performer and storyteller.

Naina came to prominence in the late 1990s with a poignant series titled White King, Blak Queen, which used a combination of bleach and bitumen to explore the tainted path of colonisation. His unique combination of materials and potent imagery exposes the impact of British invasion and imposed religious order on his people from the Torres Strait Islands.

This selection of artworks brings together recent paintings from the exhibition Passive Aggressive Power at Gallerysmith with new, previously unseen pieces and other works, including a work from City of Yarra’s Art Collection.

Clinton Naina is represented by Gallerysmith, Melbourne.

Final days - closing Friday 25 October! 'Painting the Town Blak' is available for viewing by the public during Richmond Town Hall opening hours 8.30am-5pm Monday-Friday. 


Richmond Town Hall

Date and time:
Weekdays 8.30am - 5.30pm
Friday 05 July 2019 - Friday 25 October 2019

333 Bridge Rd, Richmond