Fearless: Contemporary Indigenous Women in the Hassall Milson collection Exhibition and Member Event

This stunning exhibition presents the innovation in art practice by artists not constrained by the conventionalities of the Western tradition of painting.

Indigenous women artists have come into their own starting with the groundbreaking work of the late, great Emily Kame Kngwarraye in the early 1990s. They have created their own dynamic visual language informed by their connection to country and culture and have forged a powerful and distinctive voice.

Featuring the work of artists such as Mantua Nangala, NoŊgirrŊa Marawili, Makinti Napanangka, Naata Nungurrayi, and Dhambit Munuŋgurr, the exhibition comprehensively captures this artistic zeitgeist.

The work in this exhibition is on loan from the Hassall Milson Collection Warrang/Sydney with curatorial assistance from Robert Hirschmann.


EMILY KNGWARREYE  State of My Country 1990  synthetic polymer paint on canvas 121.6 x 210.8 cm


Exhibition details

Exhibition open 11am – 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday from Saturday 16 September – Sunday 29 October 2023.


Complimentary members morning tea and floor talk

Members are invited to enjoy a special viewing of the Fearless exhibition, a floor talk by Gallery Director, Jane Watters and morning tea from 10am – 11:30am on Thursday 21 September 2023.

This event is sold out. Add your name to the waiting list: membership@nationaltrust.com.au

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How to book your tickets

Exhibition entry is included in a valid S.H. Ervin Gallery entry ticket.

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Plan your visit

S.H. Ervin Gallery


Watson Road, Millers Point (The Rocks) NSW 2000


Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm, last entry 4pm.


Monday 24 - Friday 28 July 2023
Monday 4 - Friday 8 September 2023
Monday 23 - Friday 27 October 2023

Gallery: (02) 9258 0173. Cafe: (02) 9258 0175
Entry Fees:

Family - $42
General - $15
Seniors and Concessions* - $12
Child (under 5 years) - FREE
* Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years

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