Myth and Magic This evocatively installed exhibition of art from the Sepik River area of Papua New Guinea introduces us to a dark world of magic and headhunting, which could not be further from the kitsch idea of tribal cultures living in a harmonious relation to nature. These are people who live in fear: above all, the fear of the headhunting raids to which they are subject and that they, in turn, visit on neighbouring tribes, for heads contain the most potent magic of all.
Christopher Allen National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra. Daily, 10am-5pm. Admission free. Bookings: (02) 6240 6411 or online. Until November 1.