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The Unsettled Exhibition
This land was not peacefully settled - Unsettled uncovers the untold histories behind this nation’s foundation story. Produced by First Nations' curators, Unsettled provides visitors direct and undiluted access to the stories and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during the time since European arrival.
In this powerful exhibition, First Nations voices reveal the hidden stories of devastation, survival and the fight for recognition. These first-hand accounts are presented through long hidden historical documents, large-scale artworks, immersive experiences and never-before-seen objects from the Australian Museum collections and beyond.
First Nations Elders including Uncle Waubin Richard Aken (Kaurareg), Aunty Fay Moseley (Wiradjuri) and Uncle Noel Butler (Budawang), share their lived experiences.
Featuring the work of contemporary artists including Ryan Presley, Tony Albert, Charlotte Allingham (Coffin Birth), Jai Darby Walker and Danie Mellor, this free exhibition interrogates the lasting impacts of colonisation and the denial of Indigenous sovereignty.
With more than 80 significant cultural objects and over 100 contributions by First Nations peoples across the country, Unsettled illuminates the power of truth-telling to realise change. Understanding our shared past is an important step towards healing for a shared future.
Unsettled - Guided Tours
By joining a tour with our knowledgeable First Nations guides, you will go deeper into the truth-telling experience as they illuminate the significance of the exhibition’s key cultural objects, historical documents and contemporary artworks.
Discover first-hand accounts and engage in our nation's journey towards a better shared future and the true settling of this land.
Unsettled is a Special Exhibition at the Australian Museum running from 22 May until 10 October 2021.
This is a 1 hour tour running on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 - 11:30am and 1:00 - 2:00pm
This tour is recommended for age 8+
Australian Museum, 1 William St Darlinghurst, Sydney.