DETAIL : Jimmy BAKER 'Katatjita' 2006 synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Courtesy of Marshall Arts Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery, � Jimmy Baker

Culture Warriors presents the work of thirty artists from each state and territory demonstrating the incredible range of contemporary Indigenous art practice and features up to four works by each artist created during the past three years in a wide variety of traditional and new media.

The timing of the launch of the Triennial at the National Gallery of Australia coincided with two anniversaries which provided great inspiration for the exhibition’s thematic context: the fortieth anniversary of the 1967 Referendum whereby non-Indigenous Australians (90.77%) voted overwhelmingly to include Indigenous Australians on the census as citizens; and the fiftieth anniversary of NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee).

National Gallery of Australia's exhibition launch
Wednesday 18 April 2007 | View photos

Director's speech (PDF 20KB)
Council Chair's speech (PDF 16KB)

Exhibition opened
13 October 2007 – 10 February 2008
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra