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Old Masters

Old Masters'
From exhibitions
More than 120 Aboriginal paintings by Australia's great bark artists.


From exhibitions
Contemporary Indigenous artworks from our Canning Stock Route collection.


Collection highlights

A powerful expression of artist Alick Tipoti's Torres Strait Islander heritage.
A string quartet crafted in Sydney and inspired by European masters.
Southern Cross Memorial, created by Austin Byrne between 1930 and 1993.
300-plus artworks from John and Ros Moriarty's Indigenous design company.
Vivid paintings showing the impact of climate change on one woman's life as an artist and a farmer.
A 23-stringed bamboo instrument handcrafted by a Vietnamese refugee.
Silk batiks and ceramic works from one of Australia's longest running Aboriginal arts organisations.
Precious personal objects from a distinguished cultural and business leader.
Created by six Martu women to tell stories of their country.
Oil portrait of ‘Robert’, a prize-winning Modern Game bantam cockerel, painted in 1922.
Part of a body of work that transformed understandings of Aboriginal art.
William Dargie's celebrated portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
A handmade wall-hanging which illustrates a powerful story of postwar migration.
Made by Esme Timbery in the Indigenous tradition of making shellwork artefacts in Sydney.
A large Papunya painting by Anatjari Tjakamarra, depicting a journey in a desert landscape.
Popular sketches of life in the 1860s by artist Samuel Thomas Gill.
A 19th-century theatre complete with plays and more than 800 props.
Contemporary works by Western Desert Indigenous artists, documenting 100 years of contact history.
A modern take on mermaid-like spiritual beings from Western Arnhem Land.