Tarnanthi Exhibition

Spanning three geographically and culturally diverse regions from Northern Australia – the Tiwi Islands, the Kimberley and north-eastern Arnhem Land – The world is not a foreign land is a touring exhibition that examines the way in which Indigenous contemporary art is conceived today.

Striking and stylistically distinct, the works of the six artists unveil intricate and sometimes unexpected relationship across apparent geographical or linguistic categories. The formal arrangements ask audiences to consider the ways art objects operate beyond the contemporary art space.

The world is not a foreign land is curated by Quentin Sprague.


Timothy Cook, Djambawa Marawili, Ngarra, Rusty Peters, Freda Warlapinni and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu

The world is not a foreign land is an Ian Potter Museum of Art and NETS Victoria touring exhibition. The development, presentation, promotion and tour of this project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. The world is not a foreign land is presented in partnership with Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery.