Collection Focus: The Colour of Country

15 October 2022 – 15 January 2023

Gallery 2.1 | Free

The Colour of Country reimagines the Rockhampton Museum of Art Collection to illuminate the relationships between land and water scapes and Indigenous people. This exhibition is curated to represent the inspirations behind the movements and milestones across Australian political and legal history, namely the Gurindiji Strike and the Wik and Mabo decisions. These works depict the vibrancy, movement, ancient, present, spiritual and physical beings of Country.

Curated by Dr Melinda Mann and Mario Mabo.


Howard Butler (b. 1961) Budburra 2012, linocut on rice paper, ed. 2/10, 24.2 x 16.9 cm. Rockhampton Museum of Art. Gift of the Capricornia Printmakers Collective 2013