MUSE @ Taronga - NAIDOC

MUSE @ Taronga - NAIDOC

Experience Taronga as it shifts into a space of contemporary art through a timeless lens.

1 – 31 JULY 2019

Taronga as a canvas...

Taronga acknowledges Cammeraigal Country on which it resides and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.

Gliding Stingrays by Ella Gillespie
Gliding Stingrays by Ella Gillespie

MUSE (verb)

1. The power regarded as inspiring a poet, artist, thinker or the like.

2. To think, ruminate or meditate in silence on a thoughtful subject.

Our 2019 MUSE - ten aboriginal artists.

Their MUSE - country, culture and their identity.

It is our privilege to exhibit ten very talented and impressive artists as MUSE @ Taronga’s creative force to celebrate NAIDOC. This year’s NAIDOC focus is “Voice. Treaty. Truth.” And Taronga is proud to supporting the voice and stories of the 10 Aboriginal artists for MUSE. Through their own sense of design, rhythm, language, colour and movement they find different ways to share stories of who they are and their traditional lands. The artists share personal and cultural insights told through contemporary and traditional art making processes; these stories are grown from the unique understanding and connection which Aboriginal people have to Country, which Aboriginal people have had for more than 65,000 years. Our 2019 MUSE artists come from Wiradjuri, Bundjalung, Wongaibon, Gadigal, Gumbaynggirr, Awabakal, Wongkumara, Yankunytjatjara/Kokatha and Yuwaalarary/Gamilaraay. 

WILAY WIRADJURI by Nathan Peckham
WILAY WIRADJURI by Nathan Peckham

Take in MUSE @ Taronga - NAIDOC during July 2019 and become immersed in ten powerful and compelling stories offering Zoo guests a new way of seeing and sharing the rich energy of Aboriginal Culture on such a huge scale.