Photograph of a person in a black bathrobe with a glass of water in hand leaning against a bench top with a shelf of glassware above.



The 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony is the National Gallery of Australia’s flagship touring exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

Ceremony remains central to the creative practice of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. This exhibition and program of events will animate and heal to reveal how ceremony is at the nexus of Country, of culture and of community.

Hayley Millar Baker’s short film, Nyctinasty features in Ceremony.  The profound and haunting piece translates crucial movements of self-preservation and survival to echo the ways humans face the delicate balance between the physical world and the spiritual realm.  The film centres female power and strength, employing the female body as a vessel to carry a present-day practice of magic and spirituality – descending from many millennia of spiritual practices.

The exhibition opens this weekend at Araluen Arts Centre, NT, where it will remain on display until June.

The 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony at Araluen Arts Centre

25.03.2023 – 11.06.2023
Araluen Arts Centre
61 Larapinta Dr
Alice Springs NT 0870


Image: Hayley Millar Baker, Nyctinasty 2021, still from single channel video, 7.54 minutes.

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