Go on a journey with First Nations creators as they explore their ancestral homelands within Australia, and share the powerful connection between creativity and Country. Always Was is co-curated by Jeremy Donovan and Exceptional ALIEN.

Travel with exceptional First Nations creators through the rainforests of the Kuku Yalanji people (North QLD), the mountains of the Kamilaroi people (North West NSW) and the coastlines of the Gumbaynggirr people (Mid North Coast NSW). Learn how the lands and seas of Australia have inspired a rich tradition of storytelling and ceremony since time immemorial, and how these traditions live on today in dynamic expressions of creativity. We are proud to be working with exceptional creators and storytellers on this inspiring project, and are excited to be announcing more soon.

Creators’ stories