This temporary exhibition at the National Museum of Australia explored Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activism and celebrated the anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and the Mabo decision. The exhibition asked whether change really has come for Aboriginal Australians and aimed to inspire visitors to continue to strive for reconciliation.
Working with Maria Mosquera Design + Illustration, we created a visually striking exhibition with a sense of momentum. We used a simple, clean and strong colour palette of red, black and white. The bold red stripes on the walls and floor marked the limits of the exhibition, matching the strength of the protest banners.
A Change is Gonna Come contained a mix of large, bold works combined with smaller-scale historical objects from the Indigenous activists, including badges, pamphlets and an original referendum ballot box.
The exhibition opened in May 2017 and ran until early 2018 in the First Australians Focus Gallery at the National Museum of Australia.
National Museum of Australia