NGV Presents Visual Music

Following the conclusion of NAIDOC week earlier this month, the National Gallery of Victoria have announced an exhibition, Visual Music: Indigenous Masters of Light and Colour, focused on indigenous art.

The exhibition will celebrate and display the work of eight elderly solo artists whose paintings changed the cultural knowledge and perspective of our country, including the acclaimed Emily Kame Kngwarreye (or Emily Kam Ngwarray) whose works often included depictions of the yam plant, a 'bush tucker' plant fundamental to the Indigenous diet, and was considered a “visual music of mass appeal” due to her movement away from traditional dot infilling and circling style of Indigenous artwork.
Other artists will include Indigenous artists from the Western Deserts and Queensland, including Pulpurru Davies, painter Lorna Napurrurla Fencer, Alkawari Dawson and Wakartu Cory Surprise.

Visual Music: Indigenous Masters of Light and Colour will be on exhibition at the NGV from Saturday August 10 until mid-October. Admission is free.