Ceremony remains central to the creative practice of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. From the intimate and personal to the collective and collaborative, ceremonies manifest through visual art, film, music and dance. The 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony, curated by Hetti Perkins (Arrernte and Kalkadoon peoples), is the National Gallery of Australia’s flagship exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

For Tarnanthi 2023 and the Adelaide Film Festival, the Samstag Museum of Art presents a selection of moving image works of art by Hayley Millar Baker, Joel Bray and Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu, revealing how ceremony is at the nexus of Country, culture and Community.

The 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony is a National Gallery Touring Exhibition supported by the Australian Government through Visions of Australia and National Collection Institutions Touring and Outreach Program. The exhibition is made possible through the continued generosity of the National Gallery’s Indigenous Arts Partner Wesfarmers Arts and key philanthropic supporters.


Joel Bray
Wiradjuri people

Hayley Millar Baker
Gunditjmara and Djabwurrung peoples

Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu
Gumatj (Yolŋu) people


Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets, lift

Presenting partner
  • Samstag