The notion of ‘void’ is explored by contemporary Aboriginal artists who work in a range of media from ceramics to video, painting, sculpture and photography. Curator Emily McDaniel explains, ‘Indigenous artists are innovative, constantly changing and finding new ways to articulate old ways… These artists are engaging with art as a visual and a metaphorical means to articulate the complexity of their experiences.’

Artists include Pepai Jangala Carroll, Jonathan Jones, Mabel Juli, John Mawurndjul, Hayley Millar-Baker, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, Rusty Peters, Doreen Reid Nakamarra, Andy Snelgar, Dr Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher, Freddie Timms, James Tylor, Jennifer Wurrkidj, and Josephine Wurrkidj. They do not merely define the void as denoting a lack; instead, they utilise form to represent the formless.

James Tylor, (Erased) From an Untouched Landscape #10, 2013. Courtesy the artist and UTS Gallery, Sydney

Void, curated by Emily McDaniel, (installation view) UTS Gallery, 25 September to 16 November 2018; Hayley Millar-Baker, Meeyn Meerreeng (Country at Night), 2017. Photograph: Jessica Maurer Photography

In conjunction with UTS Gallery and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, presented nationally by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

UTS Gallery
25 September to 16 November 2018

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
6 December, 2019 to 2 February, 2020
New South Wales

Canberra Museum and Gallery
15 February to 1 August 2020
Australian Capital Territory

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
22 August to 26 September 2020
Western Australia

Bendigo Art Gallery
27 November, 2020 to 31 January, 2021

Newcastle Art Gallery
13 February to 25 April 2021
New South Wales

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
8 May to 4 July 2021
New South Wales

Artspace Mackay
23 July to 17 October 2021