Three Echoes - Western Desert Art

Picture of artwork by Tatali Nangala titled Untitled

Curated by Djon Mundine OAM FAHA, Three Echoes – Western Desert Art is a stunning exhibition exploring the poetic notion of echoes – how metaphorically and metaphonically we can echo a thought, a sentiment or a consciousness.

In the 1970s, First Nations peoples from the desert began talking to the world through art, transferring their creation stories of the land and people to canvas. Now in the 2020s, this foundational echo is going back and forth. No longer a one-sided, outward calling, it reverberates multi-dimensionally within wider Australian and global communities.

Warning: First Nations visitors are advised that this exhibition contains the names of people who have died.

Three Echoes–Western Desert Art is an initiative of Museums &Galleries Queensland developed in partnership with Karin Schack and Andrew Arnott, and curated by Djon Mundine OAMFAHA. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through its Visions of Australia program and through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. It is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy.

Image credit: Tatali Nangala (born c, 1925 - 1999). Untitled, 1997 acrylic on linen, 92 x 183cm. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Arnott and Karin Schack. © the artist l Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd
Council has been advised by the curator of this content permission has been granted to use the name of this deceased artist. 

*Gallery is open Tues–Sat 10am–4pm


  • Saturday, 10 September 2022 - Saturday, 19 November 2022


Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture 4510  View map

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