(in)visible: the First Peoples and War
27 March - 24 May
War is a complex, difficult and emotional subject. This exhibition project considered 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 reflected 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, and an interactive community project, this exhibition recognised and responded to some confronting truths.
- Tony Albert
- Julie Gough
- Amala Groom
- Anna Liebzeit
- Archie Moore
- Judy Watson
- Jason Wing
- with Babana bullets by Vernon Ah Kee, Megan Cope, Jennifer Herd, Alair Pembegan, Judy Watson
A gallery project curated by Yhonnie Scarce and Meryl Ryan in consultation with the Aboriginal Reference Group.