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Eye of the Storm

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

12 Mar 1997 to 16 May 1997

Artists

Fiona Foley, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, John Mawurndjul, George Milpurrurru, Ken Thaiday, Rover Thomas, Roy Wiggan

Guest Curator:

Djon Mundine

About the exhibition

Eye of the Storm was an exhibition organised by the National Gallery of Australia, celebrating the highest achievements of Aboriginal artists in the late 1990s. The exhibition focused on artists from five of the major artistic regions and traditions within Aboriginal Australia: the Kimberley, the desert, Arnhem Land, the Torres Strait, and urban Australia.

The title of the exhibition, Eye of the Storm, reflected the position of the artist in a world in flux; the eye of the storm is the calm centre which draws on the surrounding chaos and breathes fresh ideas into the world around it.

Although these artists drew on cultural traditions embedded in a 40,000 year history, their art embodied the realities of Aboriginal Australians living in Australia in the 1990s, regarding social, political and cultural upheaval, injecting powerful perspectives into the wider Australian consciousness.