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The Barak Gallery is an exhibition space within Melbourne Grammar School dedicated to Indigenous art.

Established in 2002, it is named in honour of William Barak (c. 1824-1903). Barak was an artist, leader, and ambassador for Indigenous people. His powerful drawings focused on Wurundjeri affairs and the business of ceremony. They demonstrated great pride in his culture.

The Barak Gallery is designed to provoke thought and encourage cultural engagement. Exhibiting a range of contemporary Indigenous work, the gallery exists to celebrate artistic expression and exhibit Indigenous art that might challenge accepted stereotypes.

It houses paintings and prints by artists such as:

  • Gordon Bennett
  • Janangoo Butcher Cherel
  • Vicki Couzens
  • Lily Karedada
  • Raelene Kerinauia
  • Jean Baptiste Apuatimi

The space also aims to affirm Indigenous identity and pay homage to the oldest living culture in the world.

News & Events


Sat, 23 Sep 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 - 7:00pm
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 -
6:45pm to 10:00pm

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 -
6:45pm to 11:00pm