Hetti Perkins Introduces the 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial
In Conversation with Natalie King
Canberra, 16 March 2022
In August 2020, Australian writer and curator Hetti Perkins was appointed as the curator of the 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony (26 March–31 July 2022).
Since, Perkins has navigated lockdowns, delays, and Zoom studio conversations, taking the time over the last two years to build on informal relationships with artists and listen to stories from multiple Indigenous communities around Australia.
At its core, Ceremony embodies ‘personal acts of faith, intimate rituals, [and] mass protests’. It is testament to the survival of Indigenous peoples’ land and communities, their tenacity, and capacity for innovation and adaptability.