‘Defying Empire’ – the third national Indigenous art triennial. Works from 30 contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Of identity, racism, displacement, country, nuclear testing, sovereignty and the stolen generations through many paintings on canvas and bark, weaving and sculpture, new media, prints, photography, metalwork and glasswork.
By determining our identity;
By asserting our histories; our culture; our language;
By telling our stories, our way;
By being one of the oldest continuous living culturesin the world.”
– Tina Baum, NGA Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.
|When||From Friday 26 May to Sunday 10 September|
|Where||National Gallery of Australia|
“Stercus accidit.” — David Hume.