My Country: Contemporary Art from Black Australia
See the largest and most significant exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian art ever shown in New Zealand at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki this autumn with My Country: Contemporary Art from Black Australia,.
My Country showcases the breadth of recent work by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and the connections the artists have with their land and nation.
Nearly 100 works by over 40 artists, such as Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Bindi Cole, Fiona Foley, Sally Gabori, Tony Albert and filmmaker Warwick Thornton present personal, ancestral and indigenous perspectives on their past and present relations with the vast expanse of the Australian continent.
Included with My Country is Kangaroo Crew, a Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Children's Art Centre exhibition developed in collaboration with Indigenous Australian artist Gordon Hookey, from the Waanyi people. The free and family-friendly exhibition explores the artist's story of four kangaroos whose home on a sacred hill is threatened by the arrival of myna birds.
Adult admission to My Country is $15 on weekends and $10 on weekdays. Children 12 years and under are given free entry. Entry to the Kangaroo Crew Children's Art Centre exhibition is free.
The exhibition comes to New Zealand thanks to support from the Australia Council for the Arts. The exhibition has been selected from the collections of Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane for Auckland Art Gallery, the only venue outside Australia to present these works.
A Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Touring Exhibition
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Adults $15 on weekends and $10 on weekdays. Children 12 years and under are given free entry
- Level 1
- $10 - $15, under 12s FREE