EXHIBITIONS / Languages of the Land Works from the Collection

​17 September - 28 March 2023

Fine Gallery

Curated by Alinta Maguire

A gathering of First Nations’ voices conveying the many languages of Country – of land, of sea, of culture, of custodianship and of healing from colonial and ecological destruction. This exhibition shares a diverse collection of work from across Australia that speaks to this theme, through painting – both on bark and canvas, print, photography and sculpture. 

As we head towards a decolonised future, the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art is crucial to passing on cultural knowledge and inspiring future generations to care for all their Countries.

Image: (detail) Val West (Law), Gaygar River Duck and Platypus Dreaming, 1997, synthetic polymer on canvas, 91.0 x 121.5 cm. Purchased 1997. WAG collection.