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Our lands

Destiny Deacon Over the fence from the series Sad & bad 2000, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Destiny Deacon. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Works from the Gallery’s collection that explore the tensions, conflicts, suspicions and political struggles that are central to any discussion about rights to land in Australia

Our lands is presented as a counterpoint to Sentient lands, also on display in the Yiribana Gallery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Sentient lands considers the figures who have shaped and given form to Australia, remaining as an animating presence within country today. Our lands takes a stronger stand and includes works that question, contest and provoke discussion about rights to land in Australia.

Included are works by Gordon Bennett, Daniel Boyd, Brenda L Croft, Destiny Deacon, Gordon Hookey and Djambawa Marawili.

21 Jan – 18 Jun 2017

Free admission

Yiribana Gallery