New to the Collection: ‘Listening to the River’
Collection highlights / New To The Collection

New to the Collection: ‘Listening to the River’

  Nici Cumpston belongs to the Barkindji people of the Darling River in northwestern New South Wales. Cumpston’s Listening to the River 2005/2016 is part of her ‘Attesting’ series, which responds to the changing environment of the Murray-Darling Basin due to human intervention.1 In 2007, the Murray’s ecology was disturbed when the Federal Government cut … Continue reading

The spectacular Spinifex Womens Collaborative painting
Collection highlights / New To The Collection / The Dust Never Settles

The spectacular Spinifex Womens Collaborative painting

Background In the 1950s, the Spinifex People or Pila Nguru were forced from their homes by a severe drought and the nuclear testing scheme that Britain embarked on at Maralinga in the remote west of South Australia, with approval from the Australian government. The Pila Nguru returned to their native lands in the 1980s to … Continue reading