Belonging. Stories from Far North Queensland

National Exhibition Register

  • Our Mother’s and Grandmother’s Country
    Amanda Jane Gabori and Dorothy Gabori Our Mother’s and Grandmother’s Country, 2019
    Acrylic, dry and earth pigment on linen
    198 x 198 cm
    Image Credit
    National Museum of Australia

About the exhibition

This exhibition of First Nations art captures generations of cultural knowledge shaped by a profound relationship to Country. In these vibrant and innovative works, emerging and established First Nations artists from across Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait share what it means to belong.

Initiated by the Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA), the Belonging project encouraged artists to explore new materials and techniques. Community art centres and the artists nominated the type of workshop they wanted — from advanced painting to ceramics, photography and filmmaking. The result is a dynamic collection of more than 400 artworks by 103 artists telling stories of family, daily life, culture and identity.

Artists and Curator

Catherine Czerw; Caroline Edwards

Emerging and established artists from Far North Queensland

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
26/07/2025 - 26/09/2028
Exhibition size
Over 100 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
National Museum of Australia
Contact to discuss
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Digital Catalogue, Exhibition Tour Manual, Installation Support Available, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Invitations or Invitation Template, Labels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities, Public Workshops
Other materials
This exhibition is under development, and we would love to know more about your needs and the needs of your audience. Please contact the International and Domestic Engagement team at the NMA on if you would like to participate in our survey.
Primary contact
Nadya Sinyutina
Manager, International and Domestic Engagement
National Museum of Australia
0416 563 387
Secondary contact
International and Domestic Engagement Team, NMA