Indigenous Australian Collection
1 Jan 2015 – 28 May 2017
QAG | Gallery 1, Gallery 2 | Free
This collection display, dedicated to Indigenous Australian art, explores ideas underpinning the Dreaming — or as seminal Australian anthropologist and essayist WEH Stanner posited, the 'Everywhen' — where knowledge and history from all times combine to inform contemporary and future existence. Major works from the Gallery's collection of Indigenous Australian art from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present provide visitors with a grounding in the history, ideas and art of our first peoples and cultures.
Albert Namatjira, Arrernte (Aranda) people, Australia 1902–1959 / The Finke River Gorge at entrance to Glen Helen c.1945–53 / Watercolour and gouache over pencil on thick wove paper / Gift of Lady Trout 1981 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery.
Trevor Nickolls, Australia 1949-2012 / From Dreamtime 2 Machinetime 1979 / Oil on canvas / Purchased 1989 under the Contemporary Art Acquisition Program with funds from Brian and Rosemary White through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © Trevor Nickolls/Licensed by Viscopy, 2015.