About the Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition

Exhibition opens Saturday 5 November at 2pm

The annual Mil-Pra Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) exhibition and art prize celebrates the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in our region and beyond. This year we will proudly be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Mil-Pra Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) exhibition and art prize!

Exhibition entries were are open to all types and sizes of artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists of all ages living in both NSW and the ACT. The Mil-Pra AECG Award of $1500 will be awarded to the artist whose work best responds to the theme ‘Heal Country’.

Applications are now closed.

Key Dates

Entries open: 9am Monday 1 August
Entries close: 5pm Monday 12 September (extended from 5 September)
Artwork delivery: Saturday 1 October
Exhibition Launch: 2pm Saturday 5 Nov
Exhibition closes: 14 December



In this drop-in activity you are invited to design and create bright, colourful creations inspired by our two exhibitions Robyn Caughlan and the 30th Annual Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition & Art Prize. You will be guided by Murriwarri artist Dr Virginia Keft, whose artwork is included in the Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition and Art prize. Explore colour, texture, and design by cutting, tearing, layering, and experimenting with mixed media and textiles.

The drop-in activity will introduce participants to themes of place, Country and nature to create a vibrant and personal collage artwork. It will run between 10-1pm in our Turbine Hall and is suitable for anyone who enjoys being creative.

Dr. Virginia Keft is a proud Murrawarri woman. She is a multi-disciplinary contemporary Aboriginal artist, curator, speaker, and award-winning researcher with over 25 years’ experience working in the Arts Sector. Virginia brings an open and collaborative approach to her arts and curatorial practice. Reflected in Virginia’s work is her deep respect for culture, Country, and community. Her work is included in public and private collections and institutions, both nationally and internationally. She is the founder and curator of bangawarra Art Yarns for older and Elder mob at the Museum of Contemporary Art, AustraliaVirginia gained her PhD from the University of Wollongong, along with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA), and a Bachelor of Arts (BA - Class 1 Honours).

Date: Saturday 10th December
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Run Time: 3 hours
Age Suitability: AllTicket Price/s: Free