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Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women)


Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women)

21 Oct 2023 – 25 Feb 2024

An Art Gallery of South Australia touring exhibition

‘The Seven Sisters story has always been important for Anangu women and it is more important today than ever before … This is the power of women leaders. We can make all the women coming behind us fly.’
– Nyunmiti Burton

Geelong Gallery, in partnership with the Art Gallery of South Australia’s acclaimed Tarnanthi program, will present an exhibition of major contemporary works by celebrated women artists from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands from Saturday 21 October 2023 to Sunday 25 February 2024.

Drawn from AGSA’s collection, Kungka Kunpu (Strong Women) tells the inspiring tale of women supporting each other across generations, expressed through exemplary paintings, large-scale woven sculptural installations and moving image works. Working individually and collaboratively, these women leaders share an irrepressible desire to create ground-breaking works, deeply embedded with cultural knowledge and rich in ceremonial song and performance.

Image: Kaylene Whiskey, Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, born Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Northern Territory 1976, Seven Sistas Sign, 2021, Indulkana, South Australia, water-based enamel paint on metal, Acquisition through Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art supported by BHP 2022, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, © Kaylene Whiskey/Iwantja Arts

Gallery Details

Geelong Gallery
55 Little Malop Street
Geelong VIC 3220
T: 03 5229 3645
W: geelonggallery.org.au

Opening Hours
Open daily: 10am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday. 

Entry is free but admission fees may apply for some exhibitions.

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.