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Art exhibition: Painting on Country - exhibition courtesy of Christina Kennedy


Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, corner Vulcan Street and Campbell Street, Moruya

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm

We wish to advise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that this exhibition contains images and names of deceased persons.

Painting on Country features works by five senior artists from the Tjungu Palya art centre in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia. The artists have reinvigorated their ancestors’ practice of painting directly onto the land.

Their work, captured in a series of large-format photographs, is both timeless and transient, bridging the ancient and the contemporary.

These images were made during September 2016 around the remote Indigenous communities of Nyapari, Kanpi, Watarru and Cave Hill (Walinynga).

Painting on Country was previously on show at the National Museum of Australia 14 March to 10 November 2019.


We would like to thank Christina Kennedy of Eurobodalla’s Horse Island for her generosity in loaning the images for exhibition.

We acknowledge the provision of support material provided by Tjungu Palya and the National Museum of Australia.

We acknowledge the Tjungu Palya artists whose vision inspired the Painting on Country project and photographer Leopold Fiala who recorded this very unique window of time on the APY Lands.

The Bas would like to acknowledge the people of Yuin Country as the traditional custodians of the land in which this exhibition is being held and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Public programs

  • Opening night: Friday 21 June 2024, 5.30 to 7.30pm

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