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Niningka Lewis Kipara ipilypa (Healthy Bush Turkey), 2008 53 x 29 63cm © Australian Museum

Niningka Lewis – Kipara ipilypa (Healthy Bush Turkey), 2008 53 x 29 63cm © Australian Museum

 

What do you see when you look at animals? What significance do you give them? What relationships do you form?

Come and discover how Indigenous Australian artists view them as they share with us their understanding of animals and, through their art, their relationships to place, identity, culture and survival.

  • Contemporary wooden, fibre, metal and ceramic sculptures recently purchased by the Australian Museum
  • Framed works by award-winning artist Danie Mellor
  • Bark paintings from the Museum’s collections

“These pieces are amazing, vibrant artworks. But, their value extends beyond ‘art’ – they are a priceless record of our heritage. Despite the variety of form and style, they are united in their purpose – at their centre lies a cultural message and the spiritual world, the Dreaming.”
– Charlotte Galleguillos, Indigenous Project Officer

SOURCE: The Australian Museum Website

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