Culture Warriors

National Indigenous Art Triennial

‘Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial’ is the inaugural exhibition in a series by the National Gallery of Australia celebrating contemporary Indigenous Australian art.

Art Exhibition previously on at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Brisbane precinct, Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 14 February 2009 to Sunday 10 May 2009

Published by GAGOMA on Thursday 12 March 2009.
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Taking the recent ‘Culture Wars’ or ‘History Wars’ waged over interpretations of the Indigenous history/culture of Australia as a starting point, the exhibition showcases works by artists across the country in different genres and media. Here, each work asserts a right to place, culture or history, placing each of the artists as vital players in these ongoing debates — they are all Indigenous Culture Warriors.

The exhibition showcases five senior artists — Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, Philip Gudthaykudthay, John Mawurndjul, Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek and Arthur Pambegan Jr — and ten of the thirty artists included are from Queensland.

The exhibition catalogue for ‘Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial’ is available from the Gallery Store or can be purchased online.