Jack Britten History and Collections


Selected Solo Exhibitions

1997 Jack Britten, Kimberley Art, Melbourne VIC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2021 Rover Thomas and Kimberley Ochre Painters, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2021 Of the Land, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 Matches 6 - Group Exhibition - Featuring Barbara Weir, Ian Bettinson, Jack Britten, Lily
Kelly Napangardi, Minnie Pwerle, Tony Tuckson & Yvonne Mills-Stanley, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2018 Significant, D'Lan Contemporary, Melbourne
2016 O Tempo Dos Sonhos, Arte Aborigene Contemporanea da Australia, Caixa Cultural, Sao Paolo
2013 Landmarks and Law Grounds: Men of the Desert, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2010 Desert Country, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
2009 A decade of Australia’s indigenous fine art 1999-2009, Salt Gallery, Queenscliff, VIC
2009 Ochre Dreaming: Stories from the East Kimberley, ReDot Gallery, Singapore
1994 Power of the Land, Masterpieces of Aboriginal Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1994 Australian Heritage Commission, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Old Parliament House, Canberra
1993 Images of Power, Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1992 Crossroads - Towards a New Reality, Aboriginal Art from Australia, National Museums of Art, Kyoto and Tokyo
1992 Broome Fringe Festival, Broome
1989 Turkey Creek Recent Work, Deutscher, Melbourne
1988 Art of the East Kimberley, Birrukmarri Gallery, Fremantle
1988 Aboriginal Art from the Kimberley, New South Wales Craft Council Gallery, Sydney
1987 Aboriginal Art from the Kimberley, Goolarabooloo Gallery, Broome

Awards and Recognition

1999 Top 50 Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector Magazine
1992 9th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist and Winner Museums and Art Galleries Award
1990 7th NATSIAA, Darwin - Finalist


  • Hank Ebes Collection, Melbourne
  • Artbank, Sydney
  • Araluen Art Collection, Alice Springs
  • Fondation Burkhardt-Felder Arts et Culture, Motiers, Switzerland
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
  • Berndt Museum of Anthropology, Perth
  • Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
  • The Kelton Collection, Santa Monica, USA
  • Gifu Museum, Japan
  • Jacqui McPhee Collection, Perth
  • Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton VIC