Join us from 12-3.30pm today for weaving workshops with Indigenous Elder Aunty Donna Page, as well as Chantel Henley and Freja Carmichael. Sit down, join in the life tapestry of Indigenous culture and learn the significance of this ancient art.

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'...my stories and dances are my truth. I can tell no other stories.' Congratulations to Ken Thaiday Snr, winner of the 2017 Red Ochre Award. Ken Thaiday’s work is featured alongside the work of 30 contemporary Indigenous artists in 'Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial'. Read more about this extraordinary artist: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Continuing our insight into Defying Empire, we’re hosting artist talks by Dale Harding, Jonathan Jones and Raymond Zada between 10am – 12pm today. Later this afternoon Maree Clarke, Julie Gough, Brenda L. Croft, Fiona Foley, Brian Robinson, Yhonnie Scarce and Blak Douglas will take you through their stories, community, Country and artworks. For more information visit [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Continuing our insight into Defying Empire were hosting artist talks by Dale
"Indigenous visual art is perhaps Australia’s most profound and precious cultural commodity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have endured and survived as the oldest continuous civilisation on Earth, despite all the violence and social and political inequities dealt them. Defying Empire is testimony to the cultural and human wealth of a people that same empire tried to erase." -...
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Last night many of the extraordinary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from 'Defying Empire' joined special guests to celebrate this historic exhibition.

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Last night many of the extraordinary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists
'I am so honoured to be here. The works are profound. They bring every tradition together.' Australia's Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP officially opens 'Defying Empire'.

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I am so honoured to be here The works are profound They
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Feeling grateful to celebrate 'Defying Empire' with so many extraordinary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Through their work they explore the ongoing resilience of Australia’s Indigenous people. Pictured here with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curatorial team.

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Feeling grateful to celebrate Defying Empire with so many extraordinary Aboriginal and
Defying Empire | Tina Baum, (right) curator of Defying Empire, a proud Larrakia, Wardaman, Karajarri woman of the Northern Territory and Western Australia together with Aunty Violet Sheridan (left), a proud Ngunnawal woman. Aunty Violet joined us to perform the Welcome to Country, "a traditional Aboriginal blessing" for the Artist and Community preview. For her "this exhibition brought back...
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Defying Empire Tina Baum right curator of Defying Empire a proud Larrakia
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In this behind the scenes snap, Installation Coordinator Lloyd Hurrell pours 60 kilograms of honey into Fiona Foley’s extraordinary artwork, ‘I.O.U.’ Foley’s major installation incorporates honey and ash, and serves as a ‘memorandum of understanding on what has been taken and owed to the Aboriginal people’.

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In this behind the scenes snap Installation Coordinator Lloyd Hurrell pours 60
The NGA invites you to experience the breathtaking work of 30 contemporary Indigenous artists. ‘Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial’ opens this Friday.

Wesfarmers Arts is the NGA’s Indigenous Art Partner and the Presenting Partner of 'Defying Empire'.

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Join activist/artists Gary Foley, Amanda Hayman and Judy Watson In Conversation on 26 May at 6pm. Foley, Hayman and Watson reflect and discuss the truths, powers, misnomers and setbacks throughout the span of the Referendum and up till now. More information: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Join activistartists Gary Foley Amanda Hayman and Judy Watson In Conversation on
Visitors in seven cities have enjoyed National Indigenous Art Triennials; 77 Indigenous arts professionals have graduated from the leadership and fellowship programs; millions have access to online content; and countless visitors have enjoyed the spectacular collections featured in the Wesfarmers Gallery, presenting the unique art history of one of the most exciting and innovative art...
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Visitors in seven cities have enjoyed National Indigenous Art Triennials 77 Indigenous
“It’s a very emotional journey about acknowledging the past.” In today's Spectrum cover in The Age, Reko Rennie reveals the story behind his stunning film 'OA_RR', soon to be featured in Defying Empire: 3rd Indigenous Art Triennial. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Its a very emotional journey about acknowledging the past In todays Spectrum

A gold Rolls-Royce, the outback and a childhood stolen

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Join us next weekend for tours, talks and workshops from curators and artists on Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial. Get involved with the launch of the exhibition on 26 May, commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, and join the national conversation on constitutional recognition. Check out What’s On for more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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The sun sets on International Museum Day. On May 18, tens of thousands of museums around the world raise awareness of the fact that museums are an important means of cultural exchange, key to the enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples. We couldn’t agree more.

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The sun sets on International Museum Day On May 18 tens of
‘It is our place, it will always be our place and being there reminds me of who I am and where I am going.’ Megan Cope’s relationship to her people and country of North Stradbroke Island resonates through her filmic look at Aboriginality.

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It is our place it will always be our place and being
‘We are the sum of our Ancestors. We are not yesterday, we are today ... This is to be rejoiced.’ Brook Andrew challenges historical perspectives of colonisation through neon text on photomedia and found objects.

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We are the sum of our Ancestors We are not yesterday we
NGA Play has been Rennie-vated into a hyper-energised zone for creative expression and discovery, suitable for kids of all ages. Indigenous Australian artist Reko Rennie has drawn from his Kamilaroi heritage and passion for graffiti art to create a space full of fun, vibrant colour and powerful meaning. Come and explore NGA Play between 10 and 5, daily. NGA Play is made possible through the...
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Check out this wonderful article from our friends at HerCanberra.

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Check out this wonderful article from our friends at HerCanberra

NGA's new big thing - Defying the Empire - HerCanberra.com.au

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Dolores is just one of the many compelling faces in our special 'Mexican Modernism' exhibition. During the early twentieth century, modernist photographers working in Mexico sought to overcome the social upheavals and conflict that defined the decade-long Mexico Revolution by developing an ‘authentic’, modern and unique national aesthetic and identity. Visit Level 2 to discover more about this...
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Dolores is just one of the many compelling faces in our special
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