4th National Indigenous Art Triennial

Ceremony, the fourth iteration of the National Indigenous Art Triennial, will showcase the work of more than thirty-five artists from across Australia alongside a range of exciting events set to accompany the main exhibition. A highlight of the opening weekend will be the inauguration of an enduring work of art by Dr Matilda House and Paul Girrawah House. The work, Mulanganggari yur-wang (alive and strong), will be a permanent public art installation of traditional tree scarring in the National Gallery Sculpture Garden. Curated by Hetti Perkins with Arrernte and Kalkadoon peoples, the Triennial explores the complexity and evolution of ceremony and ritual within contemporary Indigenous communities and broader Australian society. Perkins has emphasised the activist power of ceremony, describing mass protests such as the Tent Embassy as new forms that work to protect community, land and culture in the face of otherwise ritual-less colonial governments. The Triennial will open at the National Gallery of Australia on March 26, 2022 with a community celebration led by First Nations artists, and will close on July 31, 2022.


NOTE: The dates provided are current and speculative. Many Australian and international arts organisations remain closed in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. Please refer to institutional websites for further details.

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