Tom Nicholson, Flags For a Trades Hall Council, 2005. Public installation of four flags on the rooftop of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, and a simultaneous installation at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, as part of the exhibition, The Body, The Ruin, curated by Bridget Crone, 5 November 2005. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Tom Nicholson: The activation of the artwork

John Mateer is a writer and curator. His current project with the Cocos-Malay community, The Quiet Slave: A History in Eight Episodes, is currently on show as part of Spaced 2: Future Recall, at the Western Australian Museum, until 29 March.

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