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Across Country: Five Years of Indigenous Australian Art from the Collection

morning star poles

Visitor viewing Banumbirr (Morning star poles) by Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island) artists | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | © The artists | Photograph: Sam Charlton

5 November 2011 — 21 October 2012 | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) | Free admission

GOMA Opening Hours
10.00am — 5.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am — 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday
Closed Christmas Day
9.00am — 5.00pm Public Holidays

The past five years have been among the most exciting in the history of Indigenous Australian art. Indigenous artists from across the country have continued to find innovative ways to interpret their stories and experiences in an increasing range of mediums.

The Gallery has demonstrated its commitment to profiling Indigenous Australian art through collection development and display, exhibitions, programming, publishing and building strong relationships with Queensland’s Indigenous communities.

‘Across Country’ celebrates the Indigenous Australian art collection development since GOMA’s opening, by highlighting major acquisitions. Many of the acquisitions in this display have been made possible by the generous support of members of the public, donors and benefactors through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. This dynamic hang encompasses works from across country; from urban centres to the rainforests of northern Queensland, from the Tiwi Islands to the Pilbara, and from the Western Desert to the Torres Strait Islands.

Tours for visitors with a hearing impairment
10.00am Friday 20 April
Assistive listening devices (FM system) are available for visitors with a hearing impairment. As the number of devices is limited, bookings in advance are essential. A minimum of 2 business days is required and bookings are subject to availability. To book, please contact the Education Bookings Office. Telephone: (07) 3840 7255 (between 8.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday). Email: educationbookings@qagoma.qld.gov.au

Auslan-interpreted tour for visitors who are Deaf
3.00pm Sunday 22 April
Meet your guide at the GOMA information desk. An interpreter from Deaf Services Queensland accompanies the volunteer guide on these free tours. No bookings are required.

Programs and Events

International Museum Day

‘Concerning conservation: A discussion’

Friday 18 May | 2.30pm
On International Museum Day, join Diane Moon, Curator Indigenous Fibre Art and Samantha Shellard, Conservator Works on Paper for a discussion about the challenges and considerations of collecting and displaying contemporary Indigenous Australian art in the ‘Across Country: Five years of Indigenous Contemporary Art from the Collection’ display.

GOMA Turns 5 Celebrations | GOMA is turning five and you’re invited to celebrate with us on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December 2011!

Saturday 3 December 2011
11.00am | Join artist Jonathan Jones as he talks about his work on display in 'Across Country: Five Years of Indigenous Australian Art from the Collection'. For a complete listing of the programs and events scheduled over the GoMA Turns 5 celebration weekend, please click here.