Contemporary art is defined as the art of our time. However, it is not simply the period of its manufacture that makes this art contemporary. Aboriginal artists use their art to express the issues that are relevant to their lives today. Therefore themes of identity, history and place dominate contemporary Aboriginal art.Past Forward>>Contemporary Aboriginal Art includes works by artists from many different cultures and walks of life. While some artists use stories from the ancestral past to express their identity and relationship to place, others focus on their own personal or family histories or on the experiences of post-colonialism within a larger global context.
Made up of works from the permanent collection, this exhibition continues through the 2012-13 academic year.
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