Artists: Robert Andrew, Joel Bray, Kunmanara Carroll, Penny Evans, Nicole Foreshew and Boorljoonngali, Margaret Rarru Garrawurra and Helen Ganalmirriwuy Garrawurra, Hayley Millar Baker, Mantua Nangala, S.J Norman, Dylan River, Darrell Sibosado, Andrew Snelgar, James Tylor, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists and Tangentyere Artists, Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu
"Ceremony is testament that our culture has survived – not only over the many thousands of years but, particularly, the last couple of hundred years – because of its capacity for innovation and adaptability." - Hetti Perkins, Ceremony Curator
Ceremony remains central to the creative practice of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. In August we will host the 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial from the National Gallery of Australia, an exhibition that will animate and heal to reveal how ceremony is at the nexus of Country, culture and community.
From the intimate and personal to the collective and collaborative, ceremonies are performative, manifesting through visual art, film, music and dance. At its heart is the concept of iteration, the artist’s conscious engagement with what has come before.
Ceremony is a National Gallery touring exhibition.
Please note, site-specific artworks by Robert Fielding, Dr Matilda House and Paul Girrawah House, and Joel Spring also formed an important part of the exhibition when it was displayed in the National Gallery of Australia. These works are unable to be included in the exhibition tour, but visitors can learn more about them through exhibition documentation that will be on display.
About the National Indigenous Art Triennial
The National Indigenous Art Triennial is the National Gallery's flagship exhibition series. Led by a First Nations curator, the exhibition brings together commissioned work by established and emerging First Nations artists from across Australia, creating an important platform for art and ideas.
Since the Triennial’s inception in 2007, more than 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists have had their work presented at the National Gallery and through touring partners including The University of Queensland Art Museum.

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