The Indigenous Collection

Indigenous Galleries, Ground Level, Free entry

The art of Indigenous Australia comes from the world’s longest continuing art tradition. Located in country of the Kulin nation, the NGV’s Indigenous Galleries acknowledge the power, primacy and cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and represent some of its major historical and contemporary moments.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 01 January 2009 to Sunday 01 January 2012

Figures in possum skin cloaks 1898 image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 16 December 2009.
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The galleries encompass works across a range of media by male and female artists, including Barak, Judy Watson, Emily Kngwarray and Uta Uta Tjangala. The galleries celebrate contemporary innovation and challenge preconceived notions of what constitutes ‘authentic’ or ‘traditional’ Indigenous art. The displays change regularly to feature different aspects of the NGV’s rich collection that represents most of the art producing communities across Australia.