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Exhibitions and events


Bond University Library has been a long-time supporter of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF). If you would like to make a donation please visit our fundraising page on the ILF site.


Cultural discoveries


Corrigan Walk Art Tour

Image: Naata Nungurrayi | Rock Holes Marrapinti
Bond University is home to Australia's largest private collection of Indigenous art on public display.

Tracing the evolution of Indigenous art from the traditional Western Desert Movement to the colourful contemporary styles, the Corrigan Walk is now attracting international acclaim. The unique collection features the works of our most celebrated and revered Indigenous artists, including Gloria Petyarre and the late Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Sally Gabori and Tommy Watson.

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Image: Naata Nungurrayi | Rock Holes Marrapinti

Forest and rocks beside white sand

Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre includes a gallery of artworks and a collection of Aboriginal artefacts of everyday life. Tours are also available.

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Minjungbul Museum & Cultural Centre

An education centre located in South Tweed Heads, New South Wales. Check their website for times and ticket prices.

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Museum information panels

Yugambeh Museum

The Museum's website includes language and music resources. Visiting the museum is by appointment only.

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1. Peta Hopkins (2007). Tallebudgera beach CC By NC ND (

2. Minjungbal Museum and Cultural Centre
3. BlackfullaLinguist (2019). Ancestor Exhibition at the Yugambeh Museum Language and Heritage Research Centre, beenleigh, QLD. CC BY-SA 4.0

Around Australia

Location Description Institution  

Gadigal Country

Sydney, New South Wales

First Nations exhibitions of artworks, technologies and cultural material from across Australia The Australian Museum Info

Mid North Coast,
News South Wales

Saltwater Freshwater Festival is an annual event showcasing Aboriginal arts and culture - music, dance, art, local culture, skills, lifestyle and culinary talent. Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Website

Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country

Canberra, ACT

Collections and exhibitions of First Nations art. National Gallery Info


Melbourne, Victoria

Indigenous art exhibitions National Gallery Victoria (NGV) Info


Melbourne, Victoria

The Koorie Heritage Trust is an Aboriginal-owned and managed not-for-profit organisation to promote, support and celebrate Koorie history and culture. It offers exhibitions, events and cultural education. Koorie Heritage Trust Website

Larrakia Country

Darwin, Northern Territory

Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory (MAGNT) View online


South Brisbane, Queensland

Indigenous Australian art, permanent exhibition The Queensland Art Gallery │Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Info


Brisbane, Queensland

The Indigenous art program is located throughout the Outdoor Gallery,  transforming Brisbane's streets and laneways into an exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks. It includes large-scale banners, light boxes, vitrines and projections. The program is also accompanied by a series of public programs, including walking tours, artist talks, workshops and studio visits. Brisbane City Council Info


Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Aboriginal art. Collections include:

  • Albert Namatjira and Hermannsburg
  • Beyond the desert
  • Desert painting
  • Sculpture, including fibre arts
  • Prints and photographs
Araluen Arts Centre Info


Melbourne, Victoria

"The longest established First Nations theatre company in Australia, Ilbijerri creates, presents and tours powerful and engaging theatre by First Nations artists (...)" -- Ilbijerri website Ilbijerri Theatre Company Info


Perth, Western Australia

"The Berndt Museum of Anthropology at The University of Western Australia (UWA) holds one of the most significant collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural material in the world, manifesting in art, objects, archives, manuscripts, film and sound and photographic collections." -- website Berndt Museum Website

4th National Indigenous Art Triennial : Ceremony

Touring into 2024. Check dates and locations on the website.

National Gallery of Australia Info

Quinkan Country

Laura, Queensland

Laura Quinkan Indigenous Dance Festival is Australia’s longest-running cultural festival established in the 1980’s. Dance troupes from across Cape York and the Torres Strait gather in the small community of Laura to showcase stories through dance routines and sharing history. The area is also famous for tours of rock art sites.

Check website for dates.

Ang Gnarra Corporation Website

When travelling around Australia, look out for local Visitor Information Centres. They often have local history displays and information about sites to visit in the vicinity.

In Queensland, there are also several Indigenous Knowledge Centres operated by Indigenous Shire Councils, with the assistance of the Library Board of Queensland. These centres coordinate activities and programs that support local languages including recordings, workshops and events.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge