Black Abstract presents the work of renowned artists Ada Bird and Gloria Petyarre, Anmatyarr custodians who have painted the stories, symbols, patterns and their country Anungra for over 20 years.
Black Abstract continues the dialogue for people across great distances. The exhibition brings country from the central desert across lands and waters, to connect with Victorian audiences and communities.
This exhibition looks to define a sense of place and identity by affording the viewing audience greater access and understanding of Australian Indigenous art. The exhibition does not consider Aboriginal art to contain abstract meaning, rather, a more literal relationship between land, time, and artists' story.
The gallery is located diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Railway Station and can be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle Tram.
Limited street parking is available.