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Blak Power: 50 Years of First Nations Superheroes in Australian Art

12 August - 23 September 2023

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first modern Aboriginal superhero, featured in the ABC series Basically Black (also the first TV program written and created by Indigenous Australians), NCCA presents Blak Power, a group exhibition bringing together more than a dozen First Nations artists that work with the theme of Blak superheroes.

Notions of identity and supernatural forces in popular Blak culture are considered through comics, illustration, graffiti, painting, printmaking, sculpture, film, animation and photography. Covering five decades, Blak Power features both historical and contemporary works. In addition to early works of art and documents through loan agreements with Aboriginal owned and operated art centres, artists, galleries and museums, NCCA has commissioned new works from artists living in local, regional, remote as well as metropolitan areas.

This project is supported by a Northern Territory Regional Arts grant.

Public Programs

Exhibition Launch | Blak Power

Saturday 12 August, 10am


Join us at NCCA to celebrate the launch of Blak Power: 50 Years of First Nations Superheroes in Australian Art. Special guests to be announced soon.

Artist Panel

Sunday 13 August, 11am


Hear from the artists behind Blak Power, including Molly Hunt, Jonathon Saunders and Luke pearson, with more to be announced.


Tony Albert

Karla Dickens

Layne Dhu-Dickie

Dennis Golding

Molly Hunt

Emily Johnson

Dylan Mooney

Donovan Mota

Ray Mudjandi

Jonathon Saunders

Kaylene Whiskey

and featuring

Redback Graphix

Basically Black


Iwantja Young Women’s Film Project

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