The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.

Nyinajimanha (sitting together) and other works by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

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Australia's First Peoples have become expert at adapting and responding to the world around them. Initially working with the impacts of the environment as the primary influence on creative practices, their adaptive resilience has come to the forefront as a result of the impacts of colonisation - not just the colonisation of country but of cultural practices.

In Janet McDonald's wedding dress, we see one of the earliest examples of an Aboriginal woman working with a European object but …