Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial

From the National Gallery of Australia, Defying Empire: the 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial  brings the works of 30 contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country into the national spotlight.

The exhibition, first presented in 2017, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum that recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australians for the first time. It explores the ongoing resilience of Australia’s Indigenous people since first contact, through to the historical fight for recognition and ongoing activism in the present day.

Sally was joined live by Beau James, the Indigenous Programs Manager for the Australian National Maritime Museum to chat about this exhibition as well as Mariw Minaral (Spiritual Patterns) a solo exhibition by Alick Tipoti.


Both exhibitions are free!

For more information, head to the Australian National Maritime Museum website:

Defying Empire, closes 7 February 2021

Mariw Minaral (Spiritual Patterns), closes 31 January 2022


Image: Archie Moore, Aboriginal Anarchy, 2012. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 2013.

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