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top image detail: Daniel Boyd 'Captain no beard' 2005/2006 oil on canvas, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Part of the Right Here Right Now exhibtion
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Events and exhibitions
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until 13 August
Right here right now: recent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art acquisitions displays a selection of recent acquisitions for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art collection. Works include bark paintings, prints, drawings, painting and sculpture, with themes ranging from the ancestral and ancient in Indigenous and European time, to the cutting edge of political society in Australia today.
NADIOC week events >>
To celebrate NAIDOC week the National Gallery of Australia is hosting a variety of events for children and adults including: daily film screenings, workshops, performances and artist's talks. To see a full listing of events click here.
This survey exhibition will provide the opportunity to trace the high points of Tillers’ artistic development over the last 20 years. Focussing on the artist’s distinctive ‘canvasboard system’, the exhibition will display key paintings included in the Venice Biennale in 1986, through to the remarkable Diaspora series of the 1990s.
Saturday 15 July 6.00pm
Michael Riley: sights unseen will reveal the prolific talents of a quiet observer whose photomedia including black-and-white portraiture, colour photography, video and film continues to have a profound effect on Australia’s contemporary representation and comprehension of Indigenous Australia.
Saturday 15 July 6.00pm
detail: Michael Riley 'Untitled', from the series 'cloud [cow]' taken 2000, printed 2005 Pigmented prints, ultrachrome chromogenic inks on Ilford Gallery Pearl photographic paper, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Copyright: Riley foundation / © Viscopy. Part of the upcoming Michael Riley: sights unseen exhibition.