We acknowledge Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and give respect to Elders – past and present – and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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 …