Hannah Brontë, 'Mother Lava' (2017), digital image. Courtesy the artist

Ali Gumillya Baker, 'SovereignGODDESSnotdomestic #2', (2017), digital photograph on lightbox, 120 x 83cm. Image courtesy of the artist

Nicole Monks, Mother (2017), video still, three channels. Courtesy the artist

Amrita Hepi, 'Dance Rites' (2017), video still. Courtesy the artist

14 October—9 December

Paola Balla
Ali Gumillya Baker
Hannah Brontë
Miriam Charlie
Amrita Hepi
Nicole Monks
Kaylene Whiskey


Saturday 14 October, 6pm
Opening remarks: Alexis West

FEMPRE$$ party:

Saturday 14 October, 7.30pm
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Panel discussion:

Sunday 15 October, 2pm
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  • Wheelchair Access

Curated by Kimberley Moulton and Liz Nowell

Next Matriarch hosts a conversation between seven Aboriginal women who reflect the next wave of Sovereign female voices in Australian contemporary art.

Calling on the strength of women past, present and future, the exhibition presents new and recent photography, painting, video and installation works by leading artists from across Australia.

From Ancestral healing to the dystopia of modern society, the language of pop culture and the Sovereign female body as a carrier of children, resilience and knowledge, these works celebrate solidarity and sisterhood. This is the Next Matriarch.


Supported by TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with BHP and with support of the Government of South Australia.