About the tour
Hear the stories of our Indigenous parliamentarians and staff, explore the site history of Parliament House, gain insights into how Australia's First Peoples are participating in the nation's democratic processes, and enjoy significant artworks from the Parliament House Art Collection by celebrated Indigenous artists.
The tour will look at the Great Hall Tapestry, The Great Hall Embroidery, The Barunga Statement, The Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples, The Yirrkala Bark Petitions, recent portraiture commissions, and significant pieces from Indigenous artists from the Parliament House Art Collection.
Image: Galarrwuy Yunupingu (born 1948, Gumatj people), Bakulangay Marawili (1944–2002, Madarrpa people), Djambawa Marawili (born 1953, Madarrpa people), Marrirra Marawili (born c.1937, Madarrpa people), Djewiny Ngurruwuthun (born c.1940, Munyuku people), Wenten Rubuntja (c.1926–2005, Arrernte/Aranda peoples), Lindsay Jampijinpa (1951–2009, Warlpiri people), D. Williams Japanangka (1948–2013, Warlpiri people)
Barunga statement (detail), 1988. Ochres on composition board with collage of printed text on paper. Gifts Collection, Parliament House Art Collection. Photography by Auspic.