Current Sydney Art Gallery Exhibitions

defining tradition | the first wave & its disciples

From: Jan 19, 2019
Until: Feb 17, 2019


The history of contemporary Indigenous art in Australia is marked by stories of great artists who have inspired other close or extended kin to follow in their direction, resulting in a number of distinct schools, lineages, or 'traditions'.

'The first wave & its disciples' will present artists that have remained faithful disciples of the muted colour palettes and powerful expression of Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) as first set down by the pioneers of western desert art, those present in the remote community of Papunya in 1971.