Alex Ellinghausen/Fairfax Syndication, Indigenous Australian Senators and Members of Parliament, Canberra, 2016
29 May to 30 July 2017
Presiding Officers' Exhibition Area
As part of National Reconciliation Week 2017, this exhibition is intended to recognise and celebrate the contribution of Indigenous parliamentarians to the Australian Parliament. It features portraits of current and former Indigenous parliamentarians, personal stories, footage of first speeches and other objects of significance. Works from the Parliament House Art Collection and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia as well as other public and private collections have been brought together for the first time for this historic exhibition.
Michael Jensen, Senator Neville Bonner with his portrait and the artist, Parliament House, 1979, Image courtesy of the National Library of Australia