Can’t See For Lookin

In 1993, a ground breaking exhibition — Can’t See For Lookin — took place in Melbourne Victoria.

Can’t See for Lookin forged insights into both the diverse backgrounds of First Nations artists living in Victoria and the different ways that art expressed connections to culture and identity
Dr Fran Edmonds1

This film was produced by the Koorie Heritage Trust as part of its Oral History Program for inclusion in the 2021 exhibition Seen & Unseen – Expressions of Koorie Identity.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised the the film contains the names, words and images of people who have passed away.



  1. “‘All Art is Political’: Can’t See for Lookin and the Climate of Change” in exhibition catalogue, Seen & Unseen – Expressions of Koorie Identity, Koorie Heritage Trust, 2021. []