- Public Programs
- The Potter
- Support Us
Each year the Potter presents around 14 curated exhibitions over 3 levels and more than 900 square metres of gallery space. Through major career surveys, collection-based exhibitions and contemporary projects, we offer audiences opportunities to reflect, debate, enquire and learn. We work to promote the exchange of projects, ideas and practices between artists, curators, writers, the university and members of the larger community both here and overseas.
Based on new research and collaboration, our curated program presents exhibitions of historical and contemporary art. We avoid received wisdoms and deliver new perceptions of art history and culture, approaching culture as something open and dynamic, rather than given.
Our exhibitions examine the depth and diversity of artistic expression throughout the centuries, with an emphasis on Australian art of the twentieth century to the present day. During any one visit to the Potter, you could experience ancient artefacts, international indigenous culture, a contemporary art installation and major works of art by significant Australian artists of the past and present.
Raafat Ishak: recipes for aversion and strategy. Work in progress #6. Photo: Viki Petherbridge
Now open, The world is not a foreign land brings together work by Timothy Cook, Djambawa Marawili, Ngarra, Rusty Peters, Freda Warlapinni and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. Crossing three geographically and culturally distinct regions—the Tiwi Islands, the Kimberley, and North-eastern Arnhem Land—each artist presents sometimes strikingly different perspectives on what constitutes Indigenous contemporary art.