BETTY KUNTIWA PUMANI WITH NGUPULYA PUMANI + TUPPY GOODWIN: Malaku Angkupai Antaraku: Always returning to Antara
Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to present a powerful exhibition of new paintings by Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, alongside the work of her older sister Ngupulya Pumani, and their fellow senior cultural woman Tuppy Goodwin.
Betty Kuntiwa Pumani was born in the bush to mother Kunmanara (Milatjari) Pumani and father Sam Pumani near Perentie Bore, thirty kilometres from Mimili Community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands) of far north South Australia. Her grandparents on her mother’s side were King Everard (Nyapi) and Mantjangka Everard. Her father’s country is near Watarru and her mother’s country is Antara. Today Betty and her older sister Ngupulya Pumani are custodians of Antara and its associated Dreamings.
Recognised for her startling use of vibrant red, contrasting whites and intense cobalt blues within serpentine large-scale visionary compositions, Betty Pumani’s extraordinary rise in the Australian contemporary art world has been well recognised with successive wins of both the 2015 and 2016 General Painting Award of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award at the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. In 2017 she was awarded the prestigious Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Ngupulya Pumani is a senior Anangu woman who is committed to fostering traditional law and culture in her community. She began painting in 2009 with the Mimili Maku Arts Centre. Pumani is recognised for her deep cultural knowledge, portrayed with intricate detail and intense luminous palettes. In 2017 she was a finalist in the prestigious Wynne prize and her work is held in major collectioons throughout Australia and abroad.
Tuppy Goodwin’s colourful contemporary paintings depict her country with fluid brushstrokes, bold colour and textural detail. Goodwin is married to fellow Mimili artist Mumu Mike Williams, and her is held in several major public and private collections.
The dynamic work of these three strong women has been brought together to create a bold and diverse exhibition of contemporary indigenous art from the APY lands, South Australia.
Image: Betty Pumani, Antara 2017 (AK21109) synthetic polymer paint on linen 197 x 197 cm
SALLY GABORI: ONLINE EXHIBITION 2017
The Agent for the art of the Estate of Sally Gabori (c.1924-2015), Beverly Knight, and Alcaston Gallery welcome you to view an online only selection of paintings recently released by the Estate of the artist.
CHRISTMAS GIFTS 2017
Alcaston Gallery is delighted to suggest a selection of artworks for our annual Christmas Gifts exhibition – a gift for someone special or a treat for your home and family. This online and in the gallery exhibition features new and archival artworks from our represented artists and their Estates; major collectible pieces for the discerning collector as well as a wide range of affordable original artworks and limited edition prints suitable for enduring gifts.
Alcaston Gallery is pleased to offer free gift wrapping and competitive delivery options for works sent interstate. Your purchase will help our artists and their families to have a happy Christmas this year.
For further information please call (03) 9418 6444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of Alcaston Gallery's artists, we would like thank all of our clients for their continued support throughout 2017; and from Anthony and Beverly Knight and all the Alcaston Gallery staff, we wish you all safe and happy festive season, and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!
Alcaston Gallery closes for the year on Friday 22 December and reopen on Wednesday 31 January 2018