Maree Clarke<br/>
<em>Maree Clarke</em> 2012; 2018 {printed} <!-- (recto) --><br />

inkjet print<br />
(58.0 x 58.0 cm) (image) (70.0 x 70.0 cm) (sheet)<br />
ed. 1/10<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Purchased, Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2018<br />
2018.511.78<br />
© Maree Clarke

Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories online event

Thank you for joining us for this unique online event in celebration of Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories. This exhibition is the first major retrospective of Melbourne-based artist and designer, Maree Clarke, who is a Yorta Yorta / Wamba Wamba / Mutti Mutti / Boonwurrung woman. Clarke is a pivotal figure in the reclamation of south-east Australian Aboriginal art and cultural practices and Ancestral Memories traverses Clarke’s multidisciplinary practice across photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery, video, glass, and more.

Reflecting Clarke’s continuing desire to affirm and reconnect with her cultural heritage, the exhibition displays her contemporary artworks alongside key loans of historical material from Museum Victoria, highlighting her deep engagement with and reverence for the customary ceremonies, rituals, objects and language of her ancestors.

On display at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia until 6 Feb 2022, we encourage you to visit when the NGV reopens. Learn more


We are delighted to share exclusive online access to the Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories publication. This remarkable publication is the first major monograph of the Melbourne-based artist and designer, exploring more than three decades of artistic output, including her critically acclaimed work of recent years. Through essays and texts from leading authors and thinkers, including a number of Clarke’s close friends and associates, this publication offers a comprehensive insight into the life and work of the artist.