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THE ALICE PRIZE EXHIBITION - OPENS TODAY

Congratulations to Nonggirrnga Marawili who is a finalist in the Alice Prize which opened today!

The Alice Prize celebrates its 40th incarnation with an increased award for the winning artwork of $40,000.

The exhibition of finalists opened today at the Araluen Art Centre in Darwin. The winner on the prize will be announced tomorrow.

The judge for the 40th Alice Prize is Brian Ritchie, curator of the MONA FOMA festival and member of the Violent Femmes. The winning work is acquired for the Araluen Art Collection, continuing the Alice Springs Art Foundation’s essential contribution to both the establishment and ongoing enhancement of one of the largest regional Australian art collections, for the benefit of the Central Australian community.

Congratulations to all the selected finalists.

For more information on Nonggirrnga Marawili or to view available works, please see her artist page on our website.

For more information on the prize, please visit the Alice Prize website.

Image Details | Nonggirrnga Marawili at the 33rd Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Art Awards, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia. Image courtesy of The Australian

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27th April 2018

JUDY HOLDING TO WORKSHOP SWAN HILLS NEXT PIECE OF PUBLIC ART

Local Swan Hill students and community members will work with Judy Holding and local artists Shirley Pinchen and Kerryn Finch to create the city’s next piece of public art – Swan Hill’s Biggest Print.

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery has received funding to deliver the project – a 15 metre long artwork that will take up the entire western wall of the Gallery.

For more information on Judy Holding or to view available works, please see her artist page on our website.

For more information on Swan Hill's Biggest Print, please visit Swan Hill Regional Gallery's website. 

Image | Judy Holding in her studio. © The Artist & Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2018

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21st April 2018

KAREN MILLS AND SALLY GABORI FEATURE IN CHAOS AND ORDER: 120 YEARS OF COLLECTING AT RMIT

Alcaston Gallery is thrilled that Karen Mills and Sally Gabori are included in Chaos & Order: 120 Years of Collecting at RMIT.

Chaos & Order celebrates over 80 Australian and international artists in an ambitious survey of the RMIT Art Collection. Also included in the exhibition is artworks by Kawita Vatanajyankur

The exhibition runs from 13th April – 9th June 2018.

For more information on Karen Mills or the exhibition please see her artist page on our website.

For more information on the exhibition please see RMIT's website. 

Image | Karen Mills, Untitled, 2014, natural pigments and PVA fixitive on linen, 85 x 123 cm. © The Artist and Alcaston Gallery, 2018 

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20th April 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO BETTY MUFFLER AND RACHAEL MIPANTJITI LIONEL ON BEING NAMED FINALISTS IN THE 2018 JOHN FRIES AWARD

Congratulations to Betty Muffler and Rachael Mipantjiti Lionel on being named finalists in the 2018 John Fries Award! 

Curated by interdisciplinary artist, academic and curator, Consuelo Cavaniglia, the John Fries Award is a $10,000 non-acquisitive award recognising the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand. Now in its ninth year, the annual award is a platform for some of the most engaging and experimental works from the next wave of contemporary artists in the region. Finalists will present artworks in the award exhibition at UNSW Galleries from September 29 to November 3, 2018. 

Congratulations to all the selected finalists.

For more information on the artists please contact Alcaston Gallery. 

For more information on the award, please visit the John Fries Award website.

Image details | Betty Muffler. Image courtesy Iwantja Arts.  Rachael Mipantjiti Lionel. Image courtesy Ernabella Arts Inc. 

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14th April 2018

PATRICK FREDDY PURUNTATAMERI, FREDDY KEN AND SHIRLEY MACNAMARA FEATURE IN AUSTRALAIN WAR MEMORIAL TOURING EXHIBITION AT BUNDABERG REGIONAL GALLERY, QUEENSLAND

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri, Freddy Ken and Shirley Macnamara will feature in Australian War Memorial touring exhibition For Country, for Nation opening at the Bundaberg Regional Gallery, Queensland, tomorrow. 

This important exhibition shares the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contributions to the Australian Defence Forces.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit Bundaberg Regional Gallery's website, or the Australian War Memorial's website.

For more information on Patrick Freddy PuruntatameriFreddy Ken or Shirley Macnamara, please visit their artist pages on our website.

IMAGE | Shirley MacNamara, Memoir, 2015, spinifex, emu feathers, bullock bone, horse hair, wax thread, ochre, and fixative.  

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6th April 2018
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