Event held on August 20

Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection

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Event runs from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Daily, until 29/01/2023


Indigenous art exists as part of a continuum where old meets new, where materialities clash, and perspectives collide. Since long before the invention of the written word, First Nations people have passed down important cultural knowledge through a combination of art, song, dance and story. The works in Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection offer a series of visual dialogues to explore how parallel innovations and continuities can continue to inspire new ways of thinking about art. The visual juxtapositions reveal overlapping themes and shared tendencies as much they do differences, encouraging audiences to consider the relationship between works in the Collection, both past and present. Familiar masterpieces sit alongside inquisitive works and exciting new acquisitions, positioning the NGV Collection as one of immense possibility.