Curated by Hannah Presley, A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness celebrates the significance of family, community, and humour in contemporary Aboriginal life. This major exhibition features 10 new commissions by artists from southeast Australia and beyond, in an exploration of the everyday life and experiences of Aboriginal people today. Country music icons, queer identity, pop culture, and community leadership are referenced, as well as the legacy of ancestors and the importance of coming together to strengthen identity and connection.
A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness is the inaugural exhibition for Yalingwa, a Victorian Government initiative. Yalingwa is a partnership between Creative Victoria, ACCA, and TarraWarra Museum of Art, designed to support the development of outstanding contemporary Indigenous art and curatorial practice. It includes three new curatorial positions and three major exhibitions alternating between ACCA and TarraWarra, focused on new commissions by contemporary Indigenous artists.