Showcasing some of Victoria’s most exciting multidisciplinary Indigenous artists, Affirmation explores the concept of truth in the context of place, ancestral identity and cultural pride.

Hidden truths and practices of Indigenous knowledge sharing create a powerful hub for artists to controvert and create further dialogue on de-colonising established structures.

In dramatically shifting the status quo, Affirmation generates new thinking and reflecting about the ’smoke and mirrors’ of truth-telling.

This exhibition was part of PHOTO 2021’s expanded program and can now be viewed online on the venue’s website.


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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March