• Image detail: Eubena Nampitjin, Untitled, 1995, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 120cm© Eubena Nampitjin/Licenced by Viscopy, 2017.





Friday, 25 May 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, 8 July 2018 - 4:00pm

Celebrating twenty years of this ground breaking touring exhibition of Aboriginal paintings from north-west Australia from the Helen Read Collection.

The exhibition includes paintings from Central Australia, ochres from the Kimberley and Raark compositions from Arnhem Land.

Helen Read began her pioneering journey with Aboriginal art working as a midwife and pilot for the Pintupi Homelands Health Service in the Gibson Desert. Living in Walungurru (Kintore) in 1985 was the beginning of a deep appreciation for Aboriginal peoples and their art. Helen Read’s collection has been exhibited in Australia and internationally. 

The exhibition opening was held on Fri 25 May 2018, 6 – 8pm. It was opened by Professor The Hon. Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, 37th Governor of New South Wales, with an Acknowledgement of Country by Susan Moylan-Coombs, co-chair of the Gai-mariagal Festival

This exhibition forms part of the 2018 Gai-mariagal Festival. Visit for more information.

Contact information

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Art Gallery Staff
9976 1420


Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve
Manly NSW 2099
Map of A Thousand Journeys

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