Kedela wer kalyakoorl ngalak Wadjak boodjak yaak.

Today and always, we stand on the traditional land of the Whadjuk Noongar people.
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As you've never experienced it before
Ever Present:
First Peoples Art of Australia

As you've never experienced it before

See the only Australian showing of this exhibition from December 9, 2021, at The Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Drawn from the National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers Arts collections, Ever Present showcases significant works from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across Australia. The works reveal the contemporary views and lived experiences of First Nations people, bridging time and place, and connecting through the perspectives of identity, resilience and cultural legacy.

ARTIST TALKS @AGWA

Hear from some of the artists showing in the Ever Present exhibition as they discuss their artistic process and delve into the stories behind their artworks.

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Presented by NGAWesfarmers Arts: AGWA Principal PartnerTouring Partner: Australian Government

Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia is a National Gallery Touring Exhibition in partnership with Wesfarmers Arts and supported by the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts.

01 Albert Namatjira, Western Arrarnta people, Ormiston Gorge, 1939, The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art Whadjuk Boodja Country/Perth.
02 Daniel Boyd, Kudjla/Gangalu/Kuku Yalanji/Jagara/Wangerriburra/Bandjalung peoples, Treasure Island, 2005, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2006.
03 Mabel Juli, Gija people, Wardal and Garnkeny, 2011, The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art, Whadjuk Boodja Country/Perth.
04 Gary Lee, Larrakia/Wardaman/Karajarri peoples, Shaba, from the series Shaba, 2006 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
05 Alick Tipoti, Kala Lagaw Ya people, Koedal Baydham Adhaz Parw (Crocodile Shark) Mask, 2010, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
06 Judy Watson, Waanyi people, stake, 2010, The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art, Whadjuk Boodja Country/Perth.

Download Ever Present artwork labels (PDF)