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Wed 17 Feb 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 18 Feb 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 19 Feb 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 20 Feb 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 21 Feb 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth CBD, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Art Gallery of WA

Resistance is a subtle, yet powerful presentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander worldviews on contemporary Indigenous life.

Works in the exhibition explore Indigenous knowledge systems and provide insightful comment on Indigenous experiences, histories, cultures and people.
Striking portraits and people emerge as recurring figures as Australian Indigenous artists share their life stories, histories, and heroes, quietly ensuring that Indigenous culture is positioned as a valued part of everyday Australian life.

The art on display mirrors the artists’ daily acts of resistance to combat unspoken social norms that often insist Indigenous people stay silent, and subsequently voiceless. Through art, the
artists continue to counter these norms, offering a rich narrative about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and life.

Artists include Shane Pickett, Julie Dowling, Laurel Nannup, Phyllis Thomas, Michael Cook, Christian Thompson and Sandra Hill.

Image credit - Julie (Yaminga) Dowling Yagan 2006 (detail). Synthetic polymer paint and ochre on canvas, 150 x 200 cm.

State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the The Leah Jane Cohen Bequest, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2007.