News & Events
SHIRLEY MACNAMARA - LAYERED THREADS
Congratulations to Shirley Macnamara and UQ Art Museum on the opening of 'Layered Threads',
‘A landscape of spinifex rings’ is how this acclaimed senior Indigenous artist from north-west Queensland describes the suspended woven work that forms the centrepiece of her exhibition. Working with Triodia (spinifex), a native grass common to this arid landscape, Shirley Macnamara’s contemporary fibre art stands for generations of traditional knowledge, the resilience of her people, and the need to care for Country.
In works comprising spinifex, emu feathers, bone and ochre, the artist draws attention to the environment and the histories concerning her people, including Aboriginal military service.
Macnamara’s woven vessel, Nyurruga Muulawaddi, which won the Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award at the 34th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in 2017, is a highlight of the exhibition.
The exhibition is curated by Michele Helmrich, Associate Director (Curatorial) The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane and was officially opened by Diane Moon, Curator, Indigenous Fibre Art, QAGOMA.
During the exhibition, Shirley Macnamara will undertake a residency at the UQ Art Museum, generously supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
Text courtesy of The Artist and The University of Queensland Art Museum.
Shirley Macnamara - Layered ThreadsThe University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane 18 August – 25 November 2018
Click the link below to listen to artist Shirley Macnamara discuss her intricate art making practice and exhibition 'Layered Threads' currently on show at UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, Queensland.
ALCASTON GALLERY AT MELBOURNE ART FAIR 2018
Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to be exhibiting at MELBOURNE ART FAIR - Stand B7 at Southbank Arts Precinct (Alongside ACCA), from 2 - 5 August 2018.
Featured artists include Sally Gabori, Nonggirrnga Marawili and Karen Mills.
SALLY GABORI FEATURES IN SIGNIFICANT TRAVELLING EXHIBITION - INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA: MASTERWORKS FROM THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA - AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, NEW DELHI
Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to announce that Sally Gabori is currently featured in an important travelling survey of art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders at the National Museum of Modern Art, New Delhi.
Fresh from a successful showcase at the me Collectors Room in Berlin, the exhibition ‘Indigenous Australia: Masterworks from the National Gallery of Australia’ was inaugurated at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in New Delhi last Friday.
'Indigenous Australia: Masterworks from the National Gallery of Australia' was initially presented at me Collectors Room, Berlin as part of Australia Now Germany 2017, which presented audiences with the opportunity to experience the range and complexity of Australian culture in Germany.
The exhibition opened last Friday in Delhi as a curtain raiser to Australia Fest - a festival of Australian culture and creativity across India, beginning this September. The exhibition will be open to the public at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in New Delhi from 15 June – 26 August 2018.
IMAGE | Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Nyinyilki, 2009, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 198 x 610 cm (installation view, Indigenous Australia: Masterworks from the National Gallery of Australia, 15 June – 26 August 2018, the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi, India
CONGRATULATIONS TO BETTY KUNTIWA PUMANI AND ALEC BAKER ON BEING NAMED FINALISTS IN THE 2018 HADLEY’S ART PRIZE
Congratulations to Betty Kuntiwa Pumani and Alec Baker on being named finalists in the 2018 Hadley’s Art Prize!
Presented by Hadley’s Orient Hotel, the Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart is an annual, acquisitive Australian landscape prize, which offers $100,000 to the winning entry. Dating back to 1834, Hadley’s Orient Hotel has a rich and fascinating history interwoven with art, particularly landscape art.
In 2018 the Hadley’s Art Prize will be awarded to the best portrayal of the Australian landscape.
Congratulations to all the selected finalists.
For more information on the artists please contact Alcaston Gallery.
Images | Portrait of Betty Kuntiwa Pumani and Alec Baker by Rhett Hammerton
MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI: KAIADILT EYES - THE ART OF SEEING NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC
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 open to the public.
Image | Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Dibirdibi Country 2010 (AK15887), synthetic polymer paint on linen 196 x 456 cm, installation view.