The 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial will run from 26 March – 31 July 2022
Ceremony is testament that our culture has survived—not only over the many thousands of years but, particularly, the last couple of hundred years—because of its capacity for innovation and adaptability. That is something that distinguishes the work of our artists today.
– Hetti Perkins, Senior Curator-at-large, Arrernte and Kalkadoon peoples
The National Indigenous Art Triennial is the National Gallery of Australia’s flagship exhibition series. Led by a First Nations curator, the exhibition brings together commissioned work by established and emerging First Nations artists from across Australia, creating an important platform for art and ideas.
Ceremony 2022, curated by Hetti Perkins, is the fourth iteration. Ceremony continues to be central to the creative practice of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. From the intimate and personal to the collective and collaborative, ceremonies manifest through visual art, film, music, theatre, spoken word, dance and poetry. This immersive exhibition and program of events will challenge and unsettle; animate and heal. Through the work of 35 artists from around Australia, Ceremony reveals how the practice of ceremony is at the nexus of Country, culture and community.