This land was not peacefully settled – Unsettled uncovers the untold histories behind this nation’s foundation story.
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These first-hand accounts are presented through long hidden historical documents, large-scale artworks, immersive experiences and never-before-seen objects from the Australian Museum collections and beyond.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 Program Series
Various dates until 30 January
Experience First Nations culture and histories through this immersive events program.
Gain a deeper understanding of the groundbreaking Unsettled exhibition through tours, talks, films, workshops, meditation, weaving and much more.