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Coming soon: The third of the Belonging series will be on show at the Museum from 21 March 2024 to 23 February 2025. It will feature works by artists from Mossman Gorge, Weipa, Mapoon, Napranum, Wujal Wujal community and Pormpuraaw.

Belonging is a three-part exhibition series that captures generations of cultural knowledge shaped by a profound relationship to Country.

In these vibrant and innovative works, emerging and established First Nations artists from across Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait explored new materials and techniques as they shared what it means to belong.

The second of the Belonging series featured works by artists from Cardwell, Badu Island and Aurukun.

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Artists from three centres featured in the second Belonging exhibition. Learn more about each centre and the artists it represents:


The second of the Belonging series was on show in the First Australians Focus Gallery at the National Museum of Australia from 2 March 2023 to 18 February 2024.

The Belonging project was developed by the Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA). The Belonging publication was generously supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation.

Logo for the National Museum of Australia.Logo for the Indigenous Arts Centre Alliance.

Works from Hopevale, Yarrabah, Moa/Mua Island and Mornington Island were on show for the first Belonging series, at the National Museum from 7 July 2022 to 12 February 2023.

Banner image: My Grandmother’s Home (detail), Sheryl Pamulkan, Wik and Kugu Arts Centre, acrylic, dry and earth pigment on linen, 76 x 102 cm. National Museum of Australia

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