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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


Fri, 24 Nov 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 7:00pm
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 - 5:00pm
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 7:30pm

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 - 9:00am to Thu, 12 Jul 2018 - 9:00pm