Now showing until 11 August 2013
The term ‘keeping place’ describes a safe place for the protection of Aboriginal knowledge and culture. Drawn from the Gallery’s collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, this display recognises the role of works of art as keepers of culture.
Each painting and sculpture on view is a living archive where both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people can learn about the diversity of Aboriginal culture.
The display includes the work of Central Desert artists Yukultji Napangati and Doreen Reid Nakamarra alongside Arnhem Land bark paintings and larrakitj by Naminapu Maymuru-White, John Mawurndjul, Wukun Wanambi and Boliny Wanambi. The work of Gordon Bennett, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Danie Mellor and Judy Watson communicate the complexity of intercultural contact.
Curated by Nici Cumpston, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Lisa Slade, Project Curator.