Keep the Fire Burning is a powerful exhibition that underscores the resilience and rich traditions of First Nations artists.

Held in the lobby of Liberty Place from 27 May to 13 July, it challenges all Australians to reflect on the ongoing journey toward justice and equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Timed to coincide with National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week, the exhibition embraces themes of connection, respect, and action.

The artworks are rooted in traditional Indigenous styles, but with a modern twist – organic, earthy tones of red, yellow, black, white, brown, and blue are complemented by intricate linework, ethereal photography, and complex dot patterns. The collection includes paintings, photography, digital painted works, and digitised tree carvings, with all pieces printed on sleek alu-panels.

Featured artists – Paul Girrawah House, Niah McLeod, Wayne Quilliam, and Maddie Gibbs – bring diverse perspectives and mediums to the collection. From abstract designs to otherworldly landscapes, their works are bold and engaging, each revealing a profound connection to land and culture.

Presented by Liberty Place and curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery, Keep the Fire Burning is a call to engage with the process of reconciliation. It invites viewers to confront racism, embrace truth-telling, and commit to a future where the history and achievements of First Nations peoples are celebrated and respected.

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Paul Girrawah House, Niah McLeod, Wayne Quilliam, and Maddie Gibbs

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Sydney 2000