Good Strong Powerful

1 October 2011 – 15 January 2012 | Australian galleries



image: North India Shah Jahan under attack [A nobleman on a horse defending himself from a tiger] mid 18th century
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Kukula McDonald – Bindi Inc. Mwerre Anthurre Artists
Untitled 2010
Acrylic paint on Belgian linen
42 x 60 cm

Good, Strong, Powerful is an exhibition featuring the works of 10 established and emerging Aboriginal artists from three Art Centres in the Northern Territory, Mwerre Anthurre from Alice Springs, Ngaruwanajirri Inc. from Bathurst Island and Julalikari Arts from Tennant Creek.

A collaboration between Artback NT and curator Penny Campton, the exhibition celebrates the ongoing production of good, strong and powerful art by these artists and reflects traditional and contemporary subjects through both painting and drawings. Although living with various forms of disability, the artists represent the strength and knowledge of their community and people and through their work maintain connections to their country.

Artists featured include Lorna Kantilla, Alfonso Puatjimi, Estelle Munkanome, Billy Benn Perrurle, Adrian Robertson Jangala, Kukula McDonald, Lance James, Peggy Jones Napangardi, Dion Beasley and Billy Kenda.

All images from the exhibition Good, Strong, Powerful presented by Artback NT.