Triennial: a case for less is better in a complex world

Curator Hetti Perkins renews and extends our perceptions of Ceremony in her fourth Indigenous Triennial.

Curator Hetti Perkins has refreshed and revitalised the age-old meaning of ‘ceremony’.

An Arrernte and Kalkadoon woman, Perkins has collaborated with National Gallery of Australia (NGA) curators to deliver the fourth National Indigenous Art Triennial, titled Ceremony. She describes: ‘Ceremony is not a new idea in the context of our unique heritage, but neither is it something that belongs only in the past.’

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina