Discover the Timeless Art of Emily Kam Kngwarray at the National Gallery Australia!

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Immerse yourself in the world of Emily Kam Kngwarray, an iconic Australian artist and one of the most significant contemporary painters of the 20th century. As a respected Anmatyerr elder, Kngwarray devoted her later years to crafting artworks that encapsulate her remarkable life experiences and unique authority.

Delve into an extensive survey of Kngwarray’s work, showcasing her early vibrant batiks and monumental canvas paintings.

Experience a captivating audio-visual project in collaboration with the artist’s community. It weaves together the songs of the awely that inspired Kngwarray’s creations, offering immersive soundscapes and audio tours.

Witness a diverse range of art forms, including paintings, textiles (batiks), and works on paper, sourced from international and national collections. This exhibition also features rarely seen pieces from private collections and new acquisitions from the national collection.

This exhibition contributes to the National Gallery’s Know My Name initiative, celebrating the contributions of women artists to Australia’s cultural heritage. It’s an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the remarkable artistic contributions made by women.

Curators: Kelli Cole, Warumunga and Luritja people, Curator, Special Projects, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. Hetti Perkins, Arrernte and Kalkadoon peoples, Senior Curator-at-Large, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

Plan your visit to the National Gallery Australia to explore the extraordinary world of Emily Kam Kngwarray’s art and make your stay even more memorable by booking your accommodation at the Novotel Canberra, conveniently located only 10 minutes away with public transport at our doorstep.