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26 June 2021- This land was never ceded, and the Australian Museum’s newest exhibit called ‘Unsettled’ can help us look back on this country’s untold history.
Celebrating the First Nations culture and the nation’s foundation story, ‘ Unsettled’ runs from 22 May until 10 October 2021 at the Australian Museum.
This powerful exhibition features stories of devastation, resilience, survival, and the fight for indigenous sovereignty. Historical documents, collections of never-before-seen objects, and artworks by contemporary artists including Ryan Presley, Charlotte Allingham, Jai Darby Walker, Tony Albert, and Danie Mellor are on display.
Exhibition Highlights at ‘Unsettled’
Over 80 significant cultural objects and more than 100 contributions by the First Nations are being featured to illuminate the power of truth-telling and promote change.
One of the objects that are on display is Piracy by Tony Albert, which is a sandblasted commemorative plate for the 250th anniversary of Lieutenant James Cook’s east coast voyage. It is named as such because for the First Nations people, Cook’s voyage represents an act of piracy and theft.
And then there’s Scarred by Uncle Kevin “Sooty” Welsh, which is an ancestral vase with marks etched on it and inspired by his Wailwan Ancestors’ practice of carving designs on trees. Also, the Weaving Woman by Genevieve Stewart is on display as a statement of the First Nations’ strength and resilience. It focuses on a cultural practice that was once forbidden by colonial governments.
Remember, understanding our shared past is a crucial step towards healing and for building a stronger shared future together. So let us pay our respects to the First Nation Elders and our ancestors for their resilience by supporting the Unsettled exhibition at the Australian Museum-- admissions are free!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the ‘Unsettled’ exhibit displayed?
The 'Unsettled' exhibit is featured at the Australian Museum in Darlinghurst.
Until when is the ‘Unsettled’ exhibition?
The 'Unsettled' exhibit runs from 22 May to 10 October 2021.
What should I expect from the ‘Unsettled’ exhibit?
The 'Unsettled' exhibit will feature over 80 significant cultural objects, more than 100 contributions by the First Nations, and artworks by contemporary artists including Ryan Presley, Charlotte Allingham, Jai Darby Walker, Tony Albert, and Danie Mellor. This powerful exhibition features stories of devastation, resilience, survival, and the fight for indigenous sovereignty.
How much do tickets for the ‘Unsettled’ exhibition cost?
Admissions are free. However, if you want to book guided tours, tickets cost $12.50 for children, $25 for adults who are non-members, and $20 for members.