Culture Warriors:

National Indigenous Art Triennial

20 September - 23 November 2008

A National Gallery of Australia Travelling Exhibition


Culture Warriors surveys and celebrates the rich cultural diversity of contemporary Indigenous art practice across regional, remote and urban Australia. Housed within are the voices of artists working in the here and the now.

Culture Warriors plays tribute to the 'big guns', Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, Philip Gudthaykudthay, John Mawurndjul, Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek and Arthur Koo'ekka Pambegan Jnr, whose careers span the 40 years preceding the momentous 1967 (Aboriginal) referendum. Culture Warriors simultaneously showcases the work of 26 emerging and established artists whose strong and often poignant cultural narratives create a vivid visual dialogue of contemporary life for Indigenous Australians.


See also


Maringka Baker - Kuru Ala, 2007

Maringka Baker
Pitjantjatjara peoples
Kuru Ala

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
200.0 (h) x 153.5 (w) cm
Purchased 2007
National Gallery of Australia
© Maringka Baker

Christopher Pease - Target, 2005

Christopher Pease
Minang/Wardandi/Balardong/Nyoongar peoples
oil on canvas
100.0 (h) x 180.0 (w) cm
Courtesy of the Nelson Family Collection


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