Ngulla Wellamunagaa

Thursday, 5 December 2019 to Sunday, 29 March 2020
9AM - 5PM
First Australians Focus Gallery, National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent, Acton
Australian Capital Territory

Ngulla Wellamunagaa celebrates the survival, continuity and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as told through stories affirming ongoing connections to Country.

Find out more on the NMA website

These stories embody the essence of Ngulla Wellamunagaa – Trees that Have Survived and Revived. Each story demonstrates the strength and resilience of the human spirit, as voiced by the people themselves.

The exhibition includes generous contributions from the communities and materials from the extensive collections at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. 

Presented by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and supported by the National Museum of Australia.

Wupun (Sun mat), circa 1980,
Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Ngan’gikurrungurr,
merrepen (sand palm) and natural dyes, 130 cm (diameter).

Ocean Guardian, 2017,
Brian Robinson, Kala Lagaw Ya/Maluyligal/Wuthathi/Dayak people,
cast aluminium with incised decoration (minaral), 110 x 155 cm.
AIATSIS, AIAS585.210619_001

Kangaroo Tooth Necklace with Kangaroo Toe, 2017,
Maree Clarke, Mutti Mutti/Wamba Wamba/Yorta Yorta/Boon Wurrung,
kangaroo teeth and toes, leather, sinew, emu oil and ochre, 205 x 8.5 x 1 cm.

Acceptance, 2016,
Grace Lillian Lee,
cotton webbing, goose feathers, beads, timber cane, cotton and wool thread, 68 x 28 x 76 cm.

Last reviewed: 28 Nov 2019