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Colony: Australia 1770–1861, Colony: Frontier Wars

7 Jul 2018
Colony: Australia 1770–1861, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia 15 Mar - 15 Jul 2018 Colony: Frontier Wars, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia 15 Mar - 30 Sep 2018

Colony is undoubtedly the best show the NGV has put on since Australian Impressionists in France in 2013. And I’d even say that the two shows are connected. Seriously. Both shake up our conception of what “Australia” is and perhaps even more profoundly where “Australia” is. Certainly, a number of the artists in the second half of Colony might one day be included in something called Indigenous Australians in Oxford.

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