The cancellation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community events such as NAIDOC, but the continuation of sporting events, reminds us sport is prioritised over art and culture.
One was a celebrity adventurer, the other was a skilled Indigenous artist who painted everything in sight. A new look at old photographs confirms their meeting.
Runaway slaves joined indigenous Khoe-San people and raided colonial farms. The rock art they left in their hideouts tells a fascinating story.
Exclusion has been central to utopian ideas of Australia since before Federation. It still lingers. To progress in this climate-challenged century, Australia’s foundational wrongs must be righted.
When public art pairs artistic expression with community engagement, it can honour the diverse communities that share public spaces and spur important conversations.
Pictures of boats and ships in rock art at the northwestern tip of Australia show the European incursions from the 1800s — but also the much earlier and lesser known sea trade with southeast Asia.
Gwoja Tjungurrayi features on our $2 coin and was the first living Australian to feature on a postage stamp. It turns out he made his stamp debut much earlier.
With 350 artworks created by 320 Indigenous artists who are in or recently released from prison, The Torch is making a difference to how people are seen and how they see themselves.
How does rock art matter? New research finds it can act as a kind of intergenerational media –even when no longer visible to the eye.
Artists Ian Wilkes and Poppy van Oorde-Grainger invite audiences to walk where the first contact between Noongar and white settlers at Lake Monger took place.
Do you see a fearsome predator? A fragile icon of impending extinction? What these arctic giants have stood for in art has continually evolved.
Some 17,000 years ago, Aboriginal artists often depicted kangaroos, fish, birds, reptiles, echidnas and plants — especially yams.
A new film about Bangarra Dance Theatre carries the deep Indigenous knowledge and personal trauma behind its 30-year history.
Four Indigenous composers were asked to create works for a square piano from a painful period in our nation’s history. They did so in creative, honest and powerful ways.
The beach is synonymous with the Australian summer. But it has a long - and varied - history in this country too.
A major survey of Gordon Bennett’s work showcases a dizzying blend of styles and themes.
For the first time in its 99 year-history, the Archibald Prize has been won by an Indigenous painter. The Wynne and Sulman Prize winners also signal a time of change.
The Senate has just announced an inquiry into the use of the Aboriginal flag. Unlike other flags, it is still protected by copyright.
For non-Indigenous Australians, the last summer of bushfires seemed to mark the end times. Indigenous Australians have a long perspective on history, which offers hope.
Monuments are testaments to how a society wants to remember. Now is the time to ask which monuments can withstand introspection. Artists are opening those conversations – sometimes hilariously.