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Body Language

5 December – 14 February 2021

As a direct response to the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages, the National Gallery of Australia is touring Body Language which explores the identity of Australia’s diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, identity is a source of strength and reliance and there are many ways in which they identify: what they believe in, how they look, how they feel and how they see themselves in society.

An exhibition for all the family, Body language explores the iconography of language as expressed through symbols and patterns and includes works that explore these themes.

Curator: Kelli Cole

A National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition.

Lake Art Prize 2020 Finalist Exhibition

The inaugural Lake Art Prize Exhibition will take place between 12 December 2020 - 7 February 2021 .

12 December – 7 February 2021

The inaugural Lake Art Prize Exhibition will take place between 12 December 2020 – 7 February 2021.

The finalists will be notified on October 30, 2020.

More information on the prize is available here.

Art in Your Community - Water

MAC is sitting on the largest saltwater lake in the country, we live near some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Water is crucial to survival.

MAC invites creatives to submit 2D works inspired by the artists’ relationship to water.

Apply online to be part of this exhibition. Expressions of Interest close 3 November 2020

Exhibition dates:  6 December 2020 – 7 February 2021


Margaret Olley Diana and Daturas, 1963, oil on hardboard, 60 x 75cm, The Shirley Firkin Bequest, 2019. Reproduced courtesy of Margaret Olley Art Trust.


Please note that this exhibition has been postponed until a later date.

Comprising mainly paintings and works on paper drawn from the 20th and 21st centuries, this changing exhibition offers a snapshot of the breadth of the collection and the diversity of practice represented.

A MAC collection exhibition project