Overlooked for decades, Indigenous women’s art takes centre stage in Melbourne exhibition

By Brigid Delaney

From rainbow-painted skateboards to dilly bags woven from scrap metal, the bold and diverse art of Australia's Indigenous women is finally on show at NGV

“This is not a feminist exhibition,” curator Judith Ryan tells me as we take the stairs down to the ground level at the National Gallery of Victoria, after seeing a preview of Who's Afraid of Colour? It is, however, an exhibition that features only the work of Indigenous women, and this is a statement in itself.

In a year in which female artists were underrepresented in the major exhibitions and retrospectives – and the NGV, in particular, came under fire for its lack of support for female artists – it's heartening for the gallery to end the year with an all-female, Indigenous Australian show.

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