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9° & CLOUDY ON SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER IN MELBOURNE
By Sarah Ward
December 18, 2016
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Who's Afraid of Colour?

Featuring 200 contemporary artworks by 118 Indigenous Australian women.
By Sarah Ward
December 18, 2016
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The National Gallery of Victoria is known for bringing the best and most interesting art to Melbourne; however their latest exhibition is truly unprecedented. As part of Who's Afraid of Colour?, the gallery has compiled an extensive collection of extraordinary pieces created by Indigenous Australian women — 200 contemporary works by 118 talented ladies, in fact.

Decking the walls of NGV's Ian Potter Centre from December 16, 2016 to April 17, 2017, the creative showcase takes over six gallery spaces. Among the highlights are photographs by Melbourne-based artists Destiny Deacon and Bindi Cole Chocka, who use photography and digital media to explore and challenge notions about and around Aboriginality. Mixed media efforts by interdisciplinary artist Julie Gough, and paintings by renowned Gija artist Queenie McKenzie also feature.

Diversity, daring, jumping across disciplines, discarding expectations: it's all on display here. The entire exhibition ranges from traditional to experimental, existing to new, and includes painting, sculpture, drawing, weaving, ceramics, glass, video, photography, jewellery, textiles, design and installation.

Image: Who's Afraid of Colour at NGV Australia, photographed by Wayne Taylor. 

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