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.
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)