Time, history, legacy and presence: “Ceremony”, the 4th national Indigenous art triennial

Time, history, legacy and presence: “Ceremony”, the 4th national Indigenous art triennial Journal Article

Art Monthly Australasia

  • Author(s): Hayman, Amanda
  • Published: 2022
  • Publisher: Art Monthly Australia
  • ISBN: 2209-8844

Abstract: “Ceremony” is the title of the National Gallery of Australia’s 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial. Curated by Hetti Perkins (Arrernte/Kalkadoon), the program is subtle yet powerful and emulates characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. “Ceremony” seems to have no definitive beginning or end and knows no boundaries. There are performative pieces that are iterative yet unique and can only be experienced in the moment. The artists and artworks showcase the multiplicity of First Nations perspectives, embracing multifarious interpretations of “ceremony”. It is much more than an exhibition and program of events; it is a presentation of First Nations cultural and spiritual survival, and our ongoing sovereign existence.

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Hayman, Amanda, 2022, Time, history, legacy and presence: “Ceremony”, the 4th national Indigenous art triennial, Journal Article, viewed 15 June 2024, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=38304.

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