Eunice Napanangka Jack - Kuruyultu - 1015 x 1220 mm © The Artist, Courtesy of Ikuntji Artists

Eunice Napanangka Jack – Kuruyultu – 1015 x 1220 mm © The Artist, Courtesy of Ikuntji Artists

As part of its special event “Le Havre, Australian stopover” organised for the Australia now France 2021-22 national program, the City of Le Havre is hosting a special exhibition exploring contemporary Indigenous Australian painting.

Celebrating the rich diversity and dynamism of contemporary Aboriginal painting, the exhibition brings together works from Aboriginal communities spread across the country, from South Australia to Arnhem Land, including the red centre, the western deserts and the Kimberley.

Co-curated by IDAIA with the artists, their cooperatives and Aboriginal curators Tess Allas and Daniel Browning, the exhibition invites the public to explore the cultural, political and economic issues for artists, and to acquire artworks supporting the ethical and sustainable Aboriginal art sector.

The exceptional exhibition venue is the city’s Archives located in the Fort de Tourneville, an old military fort transformed into a vibrant contemporary art venue.


Practical information:

Dates : 10 July – 19 September 2021

Exhibition venue :

Les Archives municipales
Fort de Tourneville
55 Rue du 329ème RI
76620 Le Havre
Tel : 02 35 54 02 70

Free entry

Opening hours : Tuesday to Sunday, from 2pm to 6pm

Public program: coming soon

For more information : ou


Le Havre, Australian stopover 2021” is an unprecedented event in the City of Le Havre, which celebrates Australia and its special links with Le Havre. On the program: photographic exhibitions on Australia, artistic installations, discoveries of Australian sports practices, festive meetings around the arts and coffee, shows and concerts, cinema and readings, nature activities, family activities … as well as 4 major exhibitions exceptional heritage around contemporary Australian and Aboriginal art, which make Le Havre a must-see destination from June 5 to November 7, 2021.

“Le Havre, Australian stopover 2021” is part of the highlights of the Australia Now France 2021-2022 program organised by the Australian government: a series of events and initiatives to strengthen and deepen bilateral relations between Australia and France, and to reflect Australia’s cultural richness in several French cities.

Participating Aboriginal art centres:

Ernabella Arts, Pukatja, SA
Hermannsburg Potters, Hermannsburg, NT
Ikuntji Artists, Haasts Bluff, NT
Iltja Ntjarra, Alice Springs, NT
Maningrida Arts & Culture, Maningrida, NT
Martumili Artists, Newman, WA
Warakurna Artists, Warakurna, WA
Waringarri Arts, Kununurra, WA
Warlukurlangu Artists, Yuendumu, NT

Exhibition Partners:

The city of Le Havre
Les Archives municipales du Havre
The Embassy of Australia in France
Shipping sponsor SIFA Logistics