Open: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm

Wurundjeri Country, 40 Exhibition Street, VIC 3000, Melbourne, Australia
Open: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm


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Fri 27 Oct 2023 to Fri 1 Dec 2023

Wurundjeri Country, 40 Exhibition Street, VIC 3000 Reverence 2023

Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm

The gallery's annual exhibition featuring works of art by leading Australian First Nations artists.


Installation Views

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This year, D'Lan Contemporary excited to showcase twenty contemporary works from the phenomenal private collection of Barrie and Jude Le Pley.

Of the many highlights are works by Stumpy Brown, Pulpurru Davies, Timothy Cook, Kuwayi Nampitjinpa, Regina Wilson and three by Nora Wompi, which are unsurpassed in quality.

Alongside the twenty contemporary works, REVERENCE 2023 also features works by some of Australia's most seminal First Nations artists.

'Johnny Warangula developed the dot as an analogy for desert vegetation, and was the first Papunya Tula artist to paint the ‘totemic landscape’ with a sense of naturalism that approximates a Western conception of landscape, as seen in Dingoes Watch a Corroboree 1973.'

Also featured is the rare ink on paper, Before the Fight – A War Dance circa 1890s by Tommy McRae, 'one of a handful of First Nations artists to whom we are indebted for richly detailed images of First Nations life and interactions with early colonists.'

Another highlight, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri's Untitled – Ground and Body Designs Used in Ceremonies at Arranki/ Arrankey on Mt Allan Station 1982 is described by Dr. John Kean as an 'austere work in which a limited number of signs are distilled to commanding effect.'

REVERENCE 2023 Installation Views

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