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Mountford Gifts
works from the American Australian scientific expedition to Arnhem Land 1948

Artist unknown, Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Arnhem region, Division of fish 1948

This exhibition highlights the eight bark paintings and sixteen works on paper that came to the Art Gallery in 1956 from the American Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL), which was the largest expedition in Australia’s history.

These early works from the communities of Groote Eylandt, Yirrkala, Milingimbi and Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) in the Northern Territory became the foundation to the Art Gallery of NSW collection.

Qantas Airways Limited

21 Mar – 3 Jun 2009

Free admission