While You Were Sleeping Volume 2 is a showcase of contemporary First Nations artists from multi-disciplinary backgrounds including street art, fine art, photography, illustration, digital, sculpture, film and more.

Presented by Kambri at ANU, and curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery, the group exhibition opens on 19 May at aMBUSH Gallery Canberra.

In 2019, While You Were Sleeping Volume 1 launched the gallery, and in May 2022 it’s back with a brand-new presentation of artists from around Australia, whose art examines the joys and despair of the quest to secure recognition, equality and respect for the First Nations culture, heritage and people.

Featuring over 25 artists – including Kait James, Kent Morris, Richard Young, David Cragg, Noni Cragg, Alex Birdfox, Judith Crispin, Emma Hollingsworth and Wayne Quilliam – the works are across a range of disciplines and mediums, including painting, illustration, sculpture, photography and mixed media.

All artworks on display will be for sale, with the exhibition running daily from 10am-6pm weekdays and 12pm-5pm on weekends until Sunday, 31 July, free of charge to the public.

Opening night for While You Were Sleeping Volume 2 is Thursday, 19 May from 6-8pm at aMBUSH Gallery (Cultural Centre Kambri, ANU Building 153, L2, Acton ACT), with complimentary drinks supplied by Capital Brewing Co. and Lerida Estate, and music from local First Nations DJ, Lucky Wheeler. To register, click here.

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Artwork: Dennis Golding – Untitled [North Headland of Botany Bay]

Alex Birdfox
Billy Bain
Blak Douglas
Damien Shen
David Cragg
Dennis Golding
Elizabeth Close
Emma Hollingsworth
Helen Geiger
Jenna Lee
Judith Crispin
Kait James
Kent Morris
Leah Brideson
Lyn-Al Young
Melissa Greenwood
Mia Boe
Michael Jalaru Torres
Moorina Bonini
Noni Cragg
Richard Young
Shaun Daniel Allen
Thomas Readett
Tiarna Herczeg
Wayne Quilliam



153-21 aMBUSH Gallery
Cultural Centre 153
Tangney Road
Australian National University
Acton ACT 2601

Visiting by Public Transport: view Transport Canberra website here.
Accessibility: the gallery is wheel chair accessible.
Interstate Visitors: please view aMBUSH’s Curated Guide to Canberra.







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