Titled Under Pressure, this exhibition of prints by First Nation artists from Australia and abroad was created at Cicada Press within the Faculty of Art & Design at the University of New South Wales. 

This display focuses upon artists who are dedicated to revealing truths – truths drawn from memories, reflections and lived experiences. These prints expose denied historical, political and familial truths. And with these acts of revelation comes beauty.

Curated by Tess Allas, Dennis Golding and Michael Kempson.

ARTISTS
Vernon Ah Kee
Tony Albert
Lorena Allam
Vic Chapman
Ricky Connick
Brenda Croft
Julie Gough
Dale Harding
Gordon Hookey
Vanessa Inkamala
Laurel Nannup
David Nolan
Adrian Stimson
Marcia Swaby
Judy Watson
Raymond Zada

detail: Vanessa Inkamala, Western Arrernte people, Northern Territory, born 1968, Ntaria Hermannsburg), Northern Territory, Before and after, 2016, Cicada Press, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, etching, aquatint on paper, 16.0 x 25.0 cm (image), 30.0 x 40.0 cm (sheet); Cicada Press Collection, Courtesy the artist and Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory