upcoming Exhibitions

Greg Semu - The Raft of the Tagata Pasifika (People of the Pacific) 2017

04-Apr-2017 - 22-Apr-2017
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The Raft of the Tagata Pasifika (People of the Pacific) is Semu’s most recent and ambitious project to date, whereby he has assigned himself the task of questioning the fact or fiction of the painterly recorded history of colonisation by referencing two culturally significant paintings: first, Theodore Géricault's 1819 masterwork, The Raft of the Medusa and secondly, The Arrival of the Māoris in New Zealand, 1898 by English-born Louis John Steele and New Zealander Charles F. Goldie. Grasping photography’s traditional perception as a device for representing truth, Semu has photographically recreated the epic sea voyage using residents of the Cook Islands; consequently fusing and appropriating ideals from the two referenced paintings to cement art historically and for the first time an often shared Māori depiction of the true events surrounding their ancestors’ arrival in New Zealand.

‘I want my images to be iconic and significant in a world sense, tribulation to the collaboration of the displaced, frozen and distilled in a frame: testaments that transcend geography and generations, transfiguring the ambiguous power and affirmation of photography and art.’

 - Greg Semu

 The Raft of the Tagata Pasifika (People of the Pacific) was exhibited at the NGV International, Melbourne from 10 June to 11 September 2016. Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to present the complete series commercially for the first time. 

EXHIBITION POSTPONED. ALTERNATIVE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER IN 2017. PLEASE CONTACT ALCASTON GALLERY FOR MORE INFORMATION

Image: Greg Semu, The Raft, 2014-2016, Digital C-type print 

© Greg Semu and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 

TIGER YALTANGKI: Rock n Roll

27-Jun-2018 - 14-Jul-2018
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It is with great excitement that we present new paintings by TIGER YALTANGKI in his first solo exhibition at Alcaston Gallery, Rock n Roll. These bold, vibrant artworks offer a compelling blend of traditional and contemporary cultural influences revealed through an innate understanding of colour and composition.

Tiger Yaltangki’s striking and humorous paintings reflect a deep enthusiasm for popular culture, as he references influential ‘rock n roll’ bands such as AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Credence Clearwater Revival, together with imaginative depictions of Pitjantjatjara Mamu (supernatural spirits) that allude to an inherited knowledge of his country in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands, north-west of South Australia.

In 2017 Tiger Yaltangki featured in major exhibitions including The National: New Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and TARNANTHI Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia. This year Tiger Yaltangki was named a finalist in the prestigious 35th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards and he is currently a finalist in the Paul Guest Drawing Prize. 

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ARTISTS FROM BALGO HILLS, WA: AN ARCHIVE SURVEY, 1998-2008

27-Jun-2018 - 14-Jul-2018
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Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to present Artists from Balgo Hills, WA 1998-2008 – An Archive Survey.  This significant collection of artworks is the next instalment in our ongoing series of archival exhibitions as we approach the galleries 30 year milestone. 

Alcaston Gallery has represented, exhibited and supported the careers of the Warlayirti Artists of Balgo Hills since 1989, including renowned artists Eubena Nampitjin, Helicopter Tjungurrayi and Lucy Yukenbarri. 

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ART OF THE APY ART CENTRE COLLECTIVE

25-Jul-2018 - 25-Aug-2018
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Please email art@alcastongallery.com.au to register your interest in this exhibition. 

MELBOURNE ART FAIR 2018

02-Aug-2018 - 05-Aug-2018
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Please email art@alcastongallery.com.au to register your interest in this exhibition. 

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY 18

13-Sep-2018 - 16-Sep-2018
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Please email art@alcastongallery.com.au to register your interest in this exhibition. 

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Alcaston Gallery and the Estate of Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori is thrilled to announce that the latest exhibition of the artists paintings, Kaiadilt Eyes - The Art of Seeing, is now…

KAWITA VATANAJYANKUR AT THE DUNEDIN PUBLIC ART GALLERY

Kawita Vatanajyankur's solo exhibition Performing Textiles is on display at Dunedin Public Art Gallery from 5th May 2018 - 26th Aug 2018. 

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Congratulations to Claudia Moodoonuthi who was awarded the Kennelly Constructions Aboriginal Achievement Award at last night’s Queensland Young Achiever Awards ceremony! 


The Kennelly Constructions Aboriginal Achievement Award acknowledges and…

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