Insurgence @ Museum of Australian Democracy

I love the political stuff generated by indigenous artists in Australia. There are fabulous examples in the Art Gallery of New South Wales and a gallery full of it in the National Gallery of Australia. Insurgence is a great small exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy. It is a great collection of pieces that have been produced in the struggle for recognition and rights by Indigenous people in Australia.
The exhibition has a page on the MOAD site
http://moadoph.gov.au/exhibitions/insurgence/

Gathered together again @CMAG

Indigenous art held by the Canberra Museum and Gallery is on display for the next few months in the upstairs gallery in an exhibition entitled Gathered Together. The works are quite distinctive and range from glass through a boomerang and shields to sets of prints and paintings.Every work was to my eye a visually striking and attractive object. I plan to go back for a more leisurely visit in a few weeks.
Today I went back to have another look and it gets better with a revisit. I took a couple of pictures with my phone that I have attached to this. There is a wonderful translucent green turtle shell with glass pebbles Underneath it creating a glistening wet look about the art work. Below is a linocut by Tatipai Barsa portraying migrating fish and their mating season. It is stunning to look at in its simplicity and clean lines
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Whoever curated this exhibition has done a great job of reflecting an exciting community operating in a wide range of art styles and media.
The website is below
http://www.museumsandgalleries.act.gov.au/cmag/exhibitions.html

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