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SALLY GABORI FEATURES IN FEAT OF CLAY, OPENING AT THE VIVIEN, NEW ZEALAND
Sally Gabori features in Feat of Clay, opening today at The Vivian in New Zealand.
This exhibition explores the idea of ‘classicism’ and how it permeates throughout the entire history of western art.
With three distinctive spaces, the Vivian shows internationally-renowned and local artists in curated and group shows interspersed by talks, performances, and events.
Image | Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Thundi (AK16660), 2010, synthetic polymer paint on linen. 1960mm x 1510.
APY GALLERY OPENS IN SYDNEY
Alcaston Gallery is trilled to announce that the opening of the inaugural APY Gallery in Sydney was a tremendous success.
Opened by the APY Art Centre Collective, a group of 10 Indigenous owned and governed enterprises, the APY Gallery is a platform for emerging Indigenous Artists from the APY Art Centre Collective to connect with a wide audience outside of their remote communities, gain professional development opportunities and build a network within the art industry supporting them to pursue successful careers in the arts.
The APY Gallery showcases artists working across a wide range of mediums from painting, traditional punu (wood) carving, weaving, textiles, new media and digital photography. These emerging young artists have watched, listened and learned from their grandparents, the senior men and women of the APY Lands, it is now the young peoples turn to find new ways of sharing these traditions and stories.
Image | From left, artists Kamurin Young, Peter Mungturi, Vincent Namajira and Ben Quilty at the new APY Gallery in Sydney. Picture: James Croucher. Image courtesy of The Australian
THE HERMANNSBURG POTTERS FEATURE IN CLAY STORIES AT THE ARALUEN ART CENTRE, ALICE SPRINGS
The Hermannsburg Potters, Ernabella Arts, Erub Arts and Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre are currently featured in Clay Stories: Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from Remote Australia.
Drawing together innovative artworks by a diverse group of artists, from Ernabella Arts in the APY Lands, Erub Arts in the Torres Strait, Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre in Far North Queensland, Hermannsburg Potters in the Central Desert and Tiwi Design on Bathurst Island, Clay Stories is a significant touring exhibition of contemporary ceramics by both highly established and emerging Indigenous artists from these remote parts of Australia.
CONGRATULATIONS TO NONGGIRRNGA MARAWILI - FINALIST IN THE 40TH ALICE PRIZE
Congratulations to Nonggirrnga Marawili who has been named as a finalist in the 40th Alice Prize for her work Djapu Design.
Nonggirrnga Marawili is one of the most highly regarded artists at Buku Larrnggay Mulka, Yirrkala, Northern Territory, and is known for her highly sophisticated bark paintings and Larrakitj. Marawili’s organic patterns in her remarkable artworks reflect an engrained, natural understanding of her culture, history and environment.
In 2018, the Alice Prize will celebrate its 40th incarnation with an increased award for the winning artwork of $40,000. Significant among regional art prizes, the Alice Prize contributes to one of the largest regional collections of Australian art, with works by leading artists from across its near 50 year history. Coordinated by the Alice Springs Art Foundation, the Alice Prize is judged by an expert selection panel and judge of national standing, with national exposure for exhibiting artists and the opportunity to show in Mparntwe/Alice Springs, the cultural heart of Australia.
IMAGE | Portrait of the artist courtesy of Buku Larrnggay Mulka
PEDRO WONAEAMIRRI FEATURES IN ARTIST PROFILE
Alcaston Gallery artist Pedro Wonaeamirri is currently featured in Artist Profile magazine.
In Issue 39, John Von Sturmer discusses how Tiwi Islander Pedro Wonaeamirri engages with tradition in his multilayered paintings and prints.
"Tiwi Islander Pedro Wonaeamirri’s beautiful, intricate work is part of a touring art exhibition called Being Tiwi, which is crossing Australia this year. Spanning works on canvas, bark and printmaking, Mr Wonaeamirri’s art springs from ancient Tiwi teachings, especially the dance story of betrayal and death that is the legend of Purukupali and his brother, Tapara."
IMAGES | Pedro Wonaeamirri, Kulama, 2000, intaglio etching, printed in colour with plate tone from three plates, Magnani Incisioni paper, sheet 99 x 71cm, edition of 30, printer Martin King, Australian Print Workshop. © The Artist, Jilamara Arts & Crafts and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2018