An extensive collection of Indigenous Australian art has been built over many years by Dr Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, through longstanding relationships with artists and advisers across several remote communities and with city gallerists. Today it is recognised as one of the most important private collections of Indigenous Australian art.

This exhibition comprises paintings by 34 artists including Paddy Bedford, Eubena Nampitjin, Makinti Napanangka, Prince of Wales, Freddie Ngarmaliny Timms and Regina Wilson. Given the inventiveness and diversity of contemporary artistic languages, this exhibition focuses on four groupings: artists of the Central and Western Deserts through Papunya Tula Artists; the Balgo community from the Southern Kimberley; Peppimenarti, Lajamanu, Ngukurr and Darwin in the Northern Territory; and Hall’s Creek, Turkey Creek and Kununurra in the East Kimberley. All artists are informed by a deep spiritual connectedness to land. This is the first major exhibition of contemporary Australian Indigenous painting to be held in Aotearoa New Zealand.