Aboriginal Programs

(in)visible: the First Peoples and War

27 March - 24 May

War is a complex, difficult and emotional subject. This exhibition project considers war from the perspective of Aboriginal men and women: from the frontier violence that informs ongoing conflict and contemporary culture,to the ramifications of more recent world wars. It will reflect on military service, the Anzac story and the post-war experience. Aboriginal soldiers endured a great deal of inequality, particularly when rewards were being distributed to returned servicemen in recognition for fighting for their country. Through the work of contemporary emerging, mid-career and established Aboriginal artists, such as Tony Albert, Julie Gough, Amala Groom, Anna Liebzeit, Archie Moore, Judy Watson and Jason Wing, and including a local community project, this exhibition will recognise and respond to some confronting truths.

A gallery project curated by Yhonnie Scarce and Meryl Ryan in consultation with the Aboriginal Reference Group.

[image, detail] Tony Albert Brother (Our Future) 2013, pigment print on paper, 150 x 100cm, Corrigan Collection © the artist

Tony Albert's Brother (Our Future)