NGV Australia’s Wurrdha Marra exhibition opens Thursday 12.1O.2O23. The exhibition supports the NGV Australia’s purpose of sharing the work of First Nations artists, from emerging to senior figures, and across time and place.
For First Nations peoples around the world, art and design are part of a continuum where the past intersects with the present, different materials converge, and diverse perspectives come together.
The central role of art in passing down important cultural knowledge is celebrated in this display through the diverse approaches that artists take to maintaining and regenerating customary cultural practices and iconography while also creating new forms of expression.
Maree Clarke & Kent Morris in NGV Australia’s Wurrdha Marra exhibition
Opens Thursday 12.1O.2O23
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Ground Level, Fed Square
Image: Maree Clarke, Ancestral Memory I 2O19, glass, (a-t) 57.9 x 1217.5 x 7O cm (variable) (installation), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased: Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2O2O. 2O2O.142.a-t. Copyright the artist.