THE LUME Melbourne

Ongoing Exhibition


The most comprehensive telling of our country’s story through art, Connection brings together First Peoples’ art, music and culture in a breathtaking experience. Connection features nearly 650 digital and original artworks from more than 110 artists including Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, Tommy Watson, Sarrita King, Konstantina (Kate Konstantine) and more – representing the largest collection of First Peoples’ art ever assembled. Developed in collaboration with the National Museum of Australia and curatorial experts like Margo Neale, Rhoda Roberts AO, Wayne Quilliam and Adam Knight, Connection is a ground- breaking showcase that fuses the world’s oldest culture with the most cutting-edge technology.

Connection spans 3,000 square metres of gallery space, with projections four storeys high and an incredible display of original art to complement the main multi-sensory gallery – including the first public display of Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s remarkable Emily’s Wall series in Australia. Visitors are invited to step inside the works of established and emerging First Nations artists, whose works come to life through an emotional soundtrack of First Nations artists including Yothu Yindi, Baker Boy and Gurrumul.

Presented through the lenses of Land, Water and Sky Country, Connection maps the songlines that hold First Peoples’ diverse stories in a celebration of culture that every Australian can be proud of.

23 June—4 February

THE LUME Melbourne

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Convention Centre Place, South Wharf Melbourne, Victoria, Australia