Always Was, Always Will Be
ACCA is proud to present Sovereignty, an exhibition curated by Paola Balla and Max Delany focusing upon contemporary art of First Nations peoples of South East Australia, alongside keynote historical works, to explore culturally and linguistically diverse narratives of self-determination, identity, sovereignty and resistance. Taking the example of Ngurungaeta (Elder) and Wurundjeri leader William Barak (c.1824–1903) as a model – in particular Barak’s role as an artist, activist, leader, diplomat and translator – the exhibition presents the vibrant and diverse visual art and culture of the continuous and distinct nations, language groups and communities of Victoria’s sovereign, Indigenous peoples.
17 December 2016 - 26 March 2017
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
111 Sturt Street
Southbank, Victoria, Australia