Indigenous Australia – Enduring Civilisation: British Museum

Michael Cook, Vincent Namatjira

23 Apr - 2 Aug 2015

Michael Cook & Vincent Namatjira have been curated into a major exhibition “Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation” at the British Museum.

Drawing on objects from the British Museum’s collection and accompanied by important loans from British and Australian collections, the exhibition explores Indigenous Australia as a living culture with a continuous history dating back 60,000 years.

Objects in the exhibition range from a shield believed to have been collected by Captain Cook at Botany Bay in 1770, to contemporary paintings and specially commissioned artworks by leading Indigenous artists. Cook’s work Undiscovered #4  is on loan from the National Museum of Australia.