Colony: Frontier Wars

The counterpoint to Colony: Australia 1770–1861, Colony: Frontier Wars is an important exhibition that explores the period of colonisation in Australia from 1788 onwards and its often devastating effects on First Peoples.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 15 March 2018 to Wednesday 01 August 2018

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Published by anonymous on Monday 08 January 2018.
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The period that to many was the discovery of a ‘wondrous’ southern continent, was to others an invasion of homelands occupied for many millennia.

This powerful exhibition reveals through art some of what Aboriginal people have experienced as a continuing consequence of colonisation. By bringing together different understandings of our shared history, this exhibition also offers a pathway towards reconciliation.

Australia’s shared history is explored through the works of many Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists of consequence, including William Barak, Tommy McRae, J.W. Lindt, Arthur Boyd, Brook Andrew, Maree Clarke, Christian Thompson, Gordon Bennett, Julie Gough and Yhonnie Scarce. The exhibition features key works from the NGV collection as well as significant loans.