Longing for Home
6 Mar – 22 Aug 2021
Location: 20th & 21st c Australian art
Longing for Home considers six artists’ longing for the place they or their family once called home.
The exhibition presents works by six Aboriginal artists from across mainland Australia who have documented their melancholic longing for Country, and how that emotion is characterised by both yearning and distance, time and space. Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, their works give voice to many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who desire to return to another time or location, when returning is often no longer possible.
Image: Ricky Maynard Broken heart 2005 (printed 2009) (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors Group and the Photography Collection Benefactors Program 2009. © Ricky Maynard. Licenced by Copyright Agency