When the Sky Fell: Legacies of the 1967 Referendum presents perspectives of a number of diverse Indigenous artistic communities from across Western Australia, collecting a range of responses and narrative threads surrounding the ongoing impact of the 1967 Referendum.
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Federal Referendum, which was considered by many to be a critical turning point for the prevailing movement for political change within Indigenous affairs. In interrogating and unpacking this moment in Australian history, When the Sky Fell reframes the impact and consequences of the Referendum through the eyes of Indigenous Western Australians who are living now with the effects of this decision.
This moving exhibition features artists and art centres from across Western Australia and includes a spectrum of both traditional and contemporary art works.
Presented by PICA in partnership with Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA.
Gallery hours: 10-5, Tue-Sun
Image: John Prince Siddon, Australia (detail), 2016. Image courtesy of the artist & Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency