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Untitled, 1998
fibre tipped pens on paper
collection of Ngarra Estate
courtesy Mossenson Galleries, Perth

The world is not a foreign land

26 September - 29 November

Spanning three geographically and culturally diverse regions – the Tiwi Islands, the Kimberley and North-eastern Arnhem Land – this exhibition presents the work of six Aboriginal artists to examine the way in which the term ‘Indigenous contemporary art’ is conceived. Striking, and at first stylistically different, these works are juxtaposed within the exhibition to unveil intricate connections and relationships forcing us to reconsider how objects and practices may relate beyond the boundaries of existing categories.

Timothy Cook, Djambawa Marawili, Ngarra, Rusty Peters, Freda Warlapinni, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu

The world is not a foreign land is an Ian Potter Museum of Art and NETS Victoria touring exhibition curated by Quentin Sprague and is presented as a part of TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art developed by the Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with BHP Billiton and supported by the Government of South Australia.



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Rod McRae
Operation Foxtrot, 2010
mixed media installation
courtesy the artist

Wunderkammer: The Cabinet of Wonders

5 December 2015 - 8 February 2015

In a surreal display of taxidermy Sydney-based artist Rod McRae powerfully illuminates grave and critical challenges confronting our world: problems of population, pollution and climate change that threaten biodiversity, the environment and the very survival of our planet. These works are in McRae’s words ‘portals’ into what was, what is and what could be. Wunderkammer asks us to contemplate the consequences of our actions and examine our responsibilities as inhabitants of a shared world.

Disclaimer: all the animals in Wunderkammer have been ethically sourced. No animal has been harmed to make this work in the first instance; the skins are the result of death by natural causes, medical euthanasia, hunting, culling and/or food production and have been traded on, sometimes multiple times, before they became part of this body of work.




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Visions of Australia is an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.