Emily Kam Kngwarray celebrates the timeless art of a pre-eminent Australian artist, one of the world’s most significant contemporary painters to emerge in the 20th century. A senior Anmatyerr woman, Kngwarray devoted her final years to painting, creating works that encapsulate the experience and authority she gained throughout an extraordinary life.
The exhibition will be an extensive survey of Emily Kam Kngwarray’s work, bringing together the most important works of her oeuvre, from early vibrant batiks to her later monumental paintings on canvas. An audiovisual project created in collaboration with the artist’s community will feature as part of the exhibition, weaving through the songs of the awely that informed Kngwarray’s works in soundscapes and audio tours.
Emily Kam Kngwarray includes paintings, textiles (batiks) and works on paper drawn from international and national collections. Many never before seen works from private collections are included in this exhibition, along with new acquisitions of the artist’s seminal works in the national collection.
Exhibition tickets are on sale now. Join as a National Gallery Member and receive discounted tickets and the latest information on exhibitions, exclusive events and more.
The exhibition continues to build on the National Gallery’s Know My Name initiative which celebrates the work of all women artists with an aim to enhance understanding of their contribution to Australia’s cultural life.
Curators: Kelli Cole, Warumunga and Luritja peoples, Curator, Special Projects, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
Hetti Perkins, Arrernte and Kalkadoon peoples, Senior Curator-at-Large, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
Log into your online account to access discounted exhibition tickets.
As a Season Pass holder, you can return and enjoy Emily Kam Kngwarray multiple times throughout the exhibition season.
Season Pass holders can access their timed-entry tickets online in advance or via the ticket desk.
Become a Member
Join as a new National Gallery Member to receive a complimentary ticket to Emily Kam Kngwarray and access Members presale tickets.
If you are booking for a group of 10 or more people, please email email@example.com
|National Gallery Members||$21|
|Concession / Student*||$23|
|Child (5 to 16 years)||$11|
|Child (4 years and under)||Free|
|Family (Up to 2 adults and 3 children)||$63|
Complimentary ticket offer: First time members only, one ticket per membership.
* Valid concession types: Government issued concession cards and full time students. List of valid concession types.
** We support the Companion Card program and agree to provide a ticket for the cardholder's companion at no charge when the cardholder’s ticket is purchased at the same time. Orders containing Companion tickets without an additional attendee will be cancelled. You may be required to show your Companion Card when visiting the Gallery.
*** Mob Tix are available for people who identify as being of First Nations descent. Mob Tix support our commitment to equity and access. Two tickets per transaction.
Fri 1 Dec 2023
Fri 1 Dec 2023, 11.30am
Works of Art
The Alhalker suite