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Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Exactly 400 years ago, Dutchman Dirk Hartog landed his ship De Eendracht on the West coast of Australia and became the first European known to set foot on Western Australian soil.
To commemorate this historic event, the exhibition will explore the different representations of Australia.
Alongside the VOC's historical maps of Australia's coast, drawn by Dutch cartographers in the 17th and 18th centuries, are striking depictions of the country in contemporary art works of Aboriginal artists that are derived from thousands of years of traditions.
Venue: AAMU Museum of contemporary, Aboriginal art, Oudegracht 176, 3511 NP Utrecht