True Story, Of life, with love from central Australia, is a vibrant body of figurative work selected by 6 prominent Indigenous art centres. The exhibition tells of the shared moments, memories, joys, and struggles of desert life through the lens of First Nations artists living across central Australia.
National audiences will be drawn by an ongoing fascination with the region – the iconic centre of Australia, a place both alluring and alienating in the popular imagination, yet pivotal to a collective sense of national identity. True Story invites viewers into the lived experience of life on Country, in town camps, and remote communities through the captivating storytelling style of the diverse communities of artists.
These stories convey the everyday experience of the artists and their families, childhood memories and dreams, as well as the realities of remote travel, caring for Country, and the ongoing fight for recognition and human rights.