Perspectives on Indigenous Art | NGV

Perspectives on Indigenous Art | NGV

Sunday, 8 October 2017, 1 – 3.30pm


Through a focus on current NGV exhibitions, and selected works in the NGV collection, participants in this course will develop:

  • an understanding of significant moments in twentieth and twenty-first century art
  • deeper knowledge of key works in the NGV collection
  • insights into the making of art and artists’ practice
  • skills in interpreting art

Indigenous Art – Past Legacy: Present Tense (Includes 10 minutes Q&A)
Dr Judith Ryan, Senior Curator Indigenous Art, NGV

This lecture will discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from city and bush studios who have made their mark by reinterpreting and transforming signs and symbols and customary objects of another time and place into something daringly different and modern.


Ways of making: Artist talk
An Indigenous artist will discuss approaches to making works in the exhibition, Past Legacy: Present Tense.
Past Legacy: Present Tense exhibition space, Level 3

Ways of viewing: Representations of Aboriginal identity – Myles Russell-Cook, Curator Indigenous Art, NGV
This presentation will discuss representations of Aboriginal identity through a focus on the work of Percy Leason.
Brave New World: Australia 1930s exhibition space, Level 3

$48 Adult
$45 Concession
$40 NGV member/Deakin Alumni
$25 Student

Artwork: Brook Andrew born Australia 1970 The Island IV from The Island series 2008 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Gift of Michael Schwarz and David Clouston through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017 © Brook Andrew

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