Australian Art

A Project of “Spiritual Repatriation”

For Indigenous Australian artist Christian Thompson, art can be an important act of “spiritual repatriation.” 

Gilchrist Talks about Everywhen

Australian Studies Visiting Curator Stephen Gilchrist spoke with us about Everywhen, an exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art from Australia.

Acknowledging Indigeneity

Events related to the Everywhen exhibition often begin with a statement paying respect to customary owners of lands—a practice called Acknowledgment of Country.

Indigenous Life On Screen

The Together, Alone: Indigenous Film Now series, presented in conjunction with Everywhen, shares multiple perspectives on Indigenous Australian life.

Essential Objects

With the loan of 13 Indigenous Australian objects to the Everywhen exhibition, Harvard’s Peabody Museum added valuable context to the show.

Remembrance and Activism

Contemporary artwork with an activist bent is featured in the “Remembrance” section of the Everywhen exhibition.

Available in Print

Exciting news for your personal library: the Everywhen catalogue is now available in our museums shop. 

Revealing “many lies”

Vernon Ah Kee’s many lies, the initial work installed in the Everywhen exhibition, makes a powerful first impression.

A New View of Bark Paintings

Scientists in our analytical lab have made important discoveries about traditional Aboriginal bark paintings, in the lead-up to our Everywhen exhibition. Article snippet: “For the first time, we are able to provide physical evidence to support or challenge theories from the past.”

From Down Under to Cambridge

Our Everywhen exhibition, opening February 5, will offer an insider perspective on Indigenous Australian art. Article snippet: The exhibition will showcase the work of Indigenous Australian artists “to ensure that their way of seeing, being, and knowing the world can be understood by those not born...