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Tiger Yaltangki - Let There Be Rock

15-Jun-2022 - 15-Jul-2022
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Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to present a new body of work by one of Australia’s most innovative and exciting contemporary artists, Tiger Yaltangki in his ninth solo exhibition, 'Let There Be Rock'.

Defined as one of Australia’s most idiosyncratic contemporary artists, leading Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands artist Tiger Yaltangki’s intersectional paintings merge influences and iconography from both inherited Aṉangu cultural knowledge and popular culture. In particular, Yaltangki revels in the vivacious artistic portrayal of late 1960s and 1970s rock music idols, science fiction characters and British mod-comedians; whimsical subjects who figuratively burst out of the canvas in an explosion of vibrant colour and electrifying energy. 

By aligning these two major creative influences – one purporting to deep cultural significance, the other alluding to the post-modern – Yaltangki offers a unique artistic perspective that embodies contemporary life in Australia today.

 

In his new solo exhibition, Let There Be Rock, each of Yaltangki’s paintings are entitled ‘Malpa Wiru’, meaning ‘Good Friends’. This body of work signals a continuation of the artist’s ever-evolving interpretation of the Aṉangu concept of Mamu, or ‘spirit beings’; usually portrayed in an anthropomorphic or animal form, both familiar and unfamiliar, animated by currents of pulsating colour and energy that illuminate the lightbulbs and electric guitars across each canvas, while simultaneously paying homage to his rock idols in AC/DC and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Tiger Yaltangki’s Let There Be Rock is a humorous and joyful celebration of the surreal while also offering a genuine reflection on the richness of the contemporary Australian experience. Let There Be Rock will be on exhibition at Alcaston Gallery until 8 July 2022.

Please contact Gallery Manager Adriana Del Medico for all enquiries. 

© The Artist, Iwantja Arts and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2022

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI - ONLINE VIEWING

23-May-2022 - 06-Nov-2022
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MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI - ONLINE VIEWING

In celebration of Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori's landmark solo survey exhibition at the distinguished Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, France, 3 July - 6 November 2022, Alcaston Gallery presents a curated selection of available artworks released by the Estate of Sally Gabori for the consideration of collectors and admirers alike. 

MARY KANNGI (C.1925 - 2005) - LIMITED RELEASE

25-May-2022 - 10-Jun-2022
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Alcaston Gallery presents a remarkable selection of paintings by the late Mary Kanngi (c.1925 - 2005)

Born in 1925 near the banks of the Moyle River in the Northern Territory, Kanngi and her family were among the first settlers of the Daly River Mission in the 1950s, in the region of Ngambu Ngambu (Peppimentarti). A master of colour and composition Kanngi has been likened to the "Northern Territory's Jackson Pollock" (The Guardian​​​​​​​, 2019), captivating the art world with her bold, highly gestural and expressive brushstrokes and a broad palette of startling colour.

Kanngi’s paintings depict her homeland of Ngambu Ngambu and the surrounding areas; her bold and expressive style evoking the lush billabongs, flora and fauna of her Country. With an innate sense of colour and design, Kanngi's style was unique and inimitable.

Following the artist's passing in 2005, Mary Kanngi has been remembered as an extraordinary artist with a determined spirit. This important suite of works, acquired over the course of Kanngi's artistic career from the Merrepen Art Centre, has been archived by Alcaston Gallery out of respect for the artist following her passing, until now. Alcaston Gallery is honoured to present this limited release in acknowledgement and respect of one of the Daly River region’s most influential artists.

LINDA PUNA - AWARI! (WOW!) UNIQUE STATE SCREEN PRINTS

13-Apr-2022 - 31-Jul-2022
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In 2022 Linda Puna developed a special, limited-edition series of screen prints on hand-painted paper for her first solo exhibition Awari! - Wow! at Alcaston Gallery to coincide with the exclusive launch of her collaboration with the ethical fashion label Unreal Fur, in conjunction with Mimili Maku Arts.

 

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