Curated Guides

Indigenous Futures

Placing Indigenous thinking front and centre, these self- determined imaginings are key to an Indigenous-led future.


Tony Albert explores past and present depictions of Indigenous Australians in two distinctly different exhibitions, Ashtralia and Warakurna Superheroes. Naarm-based artists Maree Clarke, Julie Gough, Jody Haines and Peta Clancy rediscover the rivers still running deep beneath the concrete in the twenty-first century city in Future River: When the past flows.


Jahkarli Felicitas Romanis maps the intersections of place, identity, and family to disrupt and subvert colonial approaches to image-making and mapping systems, Yhonnie Scarce reflects on her personal and family history in South Australia, and Congolese artist wani toaishara explores Black life and representation, dislocation and Indigeneity as well as the effects of colonialism on Africa and its diaspora.


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Image: Tony Albert, David C Collins and Kieran Lawson, Warakurna Superheroes #1, 2017.

Curated Guides

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