Colony
Frontier Wars

Free entry

NGV Australia, Federation Square

Level 3, Indigenous Art

15 Mar – Aug

OPEN 10AM–5PM DAILY

The counterpoint to Colony: Australia 1770–1861, Colony: Frontier Wars is an important exhibition that explores the period of colonisation in Australia from 1788 onwards and its often devastating effects on First Peoples.

The period that to many was the discovery of a ‘wondrous’ southern continent, was to others an invasion of homelands occupied for many millennia.

This powerful exhibition reveals through art some of what Aboriginal people have experienced as a continuing consequence of colonisation. By bringing together different understandings of our shared history, this exhibition also offers a pathway towards reconciliation.

Australia’s shared history is explored through the works of many Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists of consequence, including William Barak, Tommy McRae, J.W. Lindt, Arthur Boyd, Brook Andrew, Maree Clarke, Christian Thompson, Gordon Bennett, Julie Gough and Yhonnie Scarce. The exhibition features key works from the NGV collection as well as significant loans.

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