Indigenous art

Kayi Kayi Nampitjinpa
Pintupi; Marlene Nampitjinpa
Pintupi; Yuyuya Nampitjinpa
Pintupi; Josephine Nangala
Pintupi; Mantua Nangala
Pintupi; Yinarupa Nangala
Pintupi; Payu Napaltjarri
Pintupi; Takariya Napaltjarri
Pintupi; Yakari Napaltjarri
Pintupi; Florrie Watson Napangati
Pintupi; Nanyuma Napangati
Pintupi; Yalti Napangati
Pintupi; Yukultji Napangati
Pintupi; Jessica Napurrurla
Pintupi; Josephine Napurrurla
Pintupi; Kim Napurrurla
Pintupi; Lisa Napurrurla
Pintupi; Lorraine Napurrurla
Pintupi; Ninguma Napurrurla
Pintupi; Sylvia Napurrurla
Pintupi; Mara Jurra Nungurrayi
Pintupi; Naata Nungurrayi
Pintupi
Kanaputa 2010
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
149.2 x 182.7 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated to the Kanaputa Appeal, 2011
2011.335
© the artists, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd

The new Indigenous exhibition demonstrates the physical, spiritual and ecological importance of the four elements of nature to Indigenous people. Using the four architecturally discrete spaces of the Indigenous ground-floor galleries, each space is devoted to describing the Dreaming associations and Ancestral narratives related to fire, water, earth and wind across media. This display features all the great art centres and cultural regions of Indigenous Australia, Tasmania, Tiwi Islands, Torres Strait, Kimberley, South East, South West and Central Australia. It incorporates sculpture, installation, glass, and unveils many new acquisitions, highlighting the diversity, materiality and innovation of Indigenous art, its enduring traditions and daring transformations.


The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square
Indigenous Art, Qantas Airways Indigenous Galleries
Ground Level