The BP exhibition

Indigenous Australia
enduring civilisation

23 April – 2 August 2015

 

Supported by BP BP logo

Organised with the National Museum of Australia
 

Logistics partner

IAG logo

 

 
 

This exhibition is now closed


The BP exhibition

Indigenous Australia
enduring civilisation

23 April – 2 August 2015
 

Supported by BP BP logo

Organised with the National Museum of Australia

Logistics partner

IAG logo

This exhibition is now closed



★★★★★ ‘fabulous’

The Guardian

★★★★ 'a wonderful journey'

The Evening Standard

'riveting'

The Times


This major exhibition explored the remarkable story of one of the world’s oldest continuing cultures.

The show was the first major exhibition in the UK to present a history of Indigenous Australia through objects, celebrating the cultural strength and resilience of both Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. This culture has continued for over 60,000 years in diverse environments which range from lush rainforest and arid landscapes to inland rivers, islands, seas and urban areas today. Hundreds of different Indigenous groups live across this vast continent, each with their own defined areas, languages and traditions.

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Kunmanara Hogan, Tjaruwa Woods, Yarangka Thomas, Estelle Hogan, Ngalpingka Simms and Myrtle Pennington, Kungkarangkalpa (detail). Acrylic on canvas, 2013. © the artists, courtesy Spinifex Arts Project
Mask carved from turtle shell. From Mer,
Torres Strait Islands, before 1855

Image captions:
1. Kunmanara Hogan, Tjaruwa Woods, Yarangka Thomas, Estelle Hogan, Ngalpingka Simms and Myrtle Pennington, Kungkarangkalpa (detail). Acrylic on canvas, 2013. © the artists, courtesy Spinifex Arts Project.
2. Mask of turtle shell. Mer, Torres Strait, before 1855.


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