National Reconciliation Week Exhibition 2019

Exploring diverse themes from identity to postcolonial theory and feminism to street culture, Manningham Art Gallery’s annual National Reconciliation Week Exhibition proudly showcases the unique voices of contemporary Indigenous artists from across Victoria.

The exhibition is held in conjunction with a suite of events across Manningham to celebrate National Reconciliation Week. Since 2005, it has brought to Manningham work by some of Victoria’s most inspiring and accomplished Indigenous artists including Elizabeth Liddle, Bindi Cole, Josh Muir, Peter Waples-Crowe and Reko Rennie. It has also provided support for the careers of emerging Indigenous artists and contributed significantly to developing Manningham Council’s collection of work by contemporary Victorian artists.

This year’s exhibition, Grounded in Truth, will feature five artists from two generations of the Young family – Lyn-Al, Robert, Judith, Richard and Raymond. Engaging the 2019 National Reconciliation Week theme, Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage, the exhibition will reflect on notions of honesty, openness, and truth. In particular, it will pose questions about which and whose truths we listen to, and prompt dialogue around perspectives on history. It will also explore the process of collaborating and working together and/or amongst one another, how a collective past is reflected in artwork done today and how the production of art can be a conduit for understanding and healing.

Exhibition Opening

Friday 24 May, 10.00am to 12.00pm

All welcome. RSVP to or on 03 9840 9367

Above - Robert Young, King of Kings, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.
Header - Artwork by Adam Ridgeway (collaborating with Josh Muir) in the 2018 exhibition Now and Now, featuring Adam Ridgeway and Hayley Millar-Baker.

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 11.00 am to Saturday 22 June 2019, 5.00 pm
Manningham Art Gallery
687 Doncaster Road
Doncaster VIC 3108
Free Entry
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Manningham Art Gallery

Located at the entrance to MC Square, Manningham Art Gallery presents a diverse range of contemporary art exhibitions and related public programs throughout the year. See all upcoming exhibitions.

Gallery opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday
11.00am to 5.00pm

Phone number

03 9840 9367

Getting there

By car

Undercover parking available at MC Square

By bus

Manningham Civic Centre bus stop:

Bus route 907 City to Mitcham via Doncaster Rd
Bus route 902 Chelsea to Airport West
Bus route 295 Doncaster SC to The Pines SC via Templestowe