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Red is the colour of Australia's centre and the colour that unites these eight artworks from the collection of the National Museum of Australia.

Family, spirituality and Country are expressed by the artists through the vibrancy of red, the colour of the earth beneath their feet.

Red Heart of Australia will be on show at:

  • Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, South Australia, 25 May to 28 July 2024
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Senior Curator Margo Neale explains the symbolism of some of the works on show in Red Heart of Australia.


Red Heart of Australia is developed by the National Museum of Australia with support from the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program.

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The exhibition was also presented as part of a cultural exchange program by the National Museum of Australia with the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing in 2021.

Red Heart of Australia was also on show at:

  • Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture, Western Sydney University, Parramatta, New South Wales, 1 June to 28 July 2023
  • Cowra Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales from 26 March to 30 April 2023
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