TIGER YALTANGKI: HIGH VOLTAGE
Alcaston Gallery is excited to present new work by Tiger Yaltangki in 'High Voltage'.
One of the most exciting artists working in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands today, Yaltangki draws inspiration from his traditional Anangu heritage and his avid appreciation for popular culture to create a whimsical visual universe where vivid characters come to life within striking abstract landscapes.
Alcaston Gallery proudly presents a new body of work by Judy Martin, a senior Pitjantjatjara artist living and working in Mimili community on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in north-west South Australia. Martin is known for her bold visual language and the deep joy for storytelling that she brings to her community.
© The Artist, Mimili Maku and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2021
In 2021, Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to present a collection of guutu sculptures by the highly celebrated artist, Shirley Macnamara.
Macnamara spinifex grass sculptures are an expression of the western Queensland country where the artist lives and works; created using the natural materials Macnamara encounters while she is out mustering throughout Spinifex Country, a region named for the hardy, stringy grass that covers its rich soil
Macnamara's sculptures often take the form of vessels – specifically guutu, a traditional word meaning a vessel that can carry things. These contemporary works not only reflect the artist's rich life experiences on Country but also honour cultural resonances from the past, symbolically carrying the traditions of her mother and ancestors before her.
Macnamara’s time-consuming, considered and process-based practice reveals sophisticated multi-layered meanings that draw upon issues of environment, history, politics, culture, family, and deeply personal emotions.
An artist of great insight, Shirley Macnamara guutu are poetic objects of immense beauty and poignancy.
© The Artist & Alcaston Gallery, 2021
Alcaston Gallery is pleased to present Karen Mills' latest collection of work in October 2021.
Mills' practice investigates themes of identity and memory, and often her feelings of connection and disconnection with her Balanggarra heritage. Her abstract paintings are generally landscape-based, inspired by her experience and memory of country. These works capture a sense of the rich history and survival of culture hidden beneath layers of sediment.
© The Artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2021
PETER MUNGKURI OAM & ALEC BAKER 2021
Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to present solo bodies of work from two senior artists of the APY Lands Peter Mungkuri OAM & Alec Baker.
The artists' paintings in acrylic, alongside detailed monochromatic ink create dynamic representations of landscape; highlighting their deftness in both mediums, and extraordinarily detailed knowledge of country.
© The Artists, Iwantja Arts and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne