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  • Christopher Pease (Minang/Wardandi/Ballardong/Nyoongar peoples) Target 3 2017, purchased 2019

Belonging: Stories of Australian Art

This major collection presentation recasts the story of nineteenth-century Australian art. Informed by the many voices of Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures and communities, the display reconsiders Australia’s history of colonisation. It draws together historical and contemporary work created by more than 170 artists from across Australia.

Belonging: Stories of Australian Art reveals different stories and connections between art, people and Country in its presentation of visual art and culture in Australia before 1900. The display highlights the endurance and resilience of Indigenous cultures and custodianship, as well as the impact and ongoing effects of colonisation. By highlighting how contemporary artists are engaged with the story of colonisation, Belonging shows the extent to which art and history are always being reinterpreted.

Dates and times:

From 3 July 2020 to 30 June 2021

15 August:10:00 to 17:00
16 August:10:00 to 17:00
17 August:10:00 to 17:00
18 August:10:00 to 17:00
19 August:10:00 to 17:00
20 August:10:00 to 17:00
21 August:10:00 to 17:00

Contact operator for further dates and times


Phone:02 6240 6411


National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Place East
Parkes  ACT  2600


Free entry