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BETTY MUFFLER, MARINGKA BURTON & NELLIE NGAMPA COULTHARD: Nganana Mukurikula Paintamilani – We Love to Paint!

25-May-2021 - 18-Jun-2021
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BETTY MUFFLER MARINGKA BURTON

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NELLIE NGAMPA COULTHARD

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Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to present new paintings by Betty Muffler, Maringka Burton and Nelllie Ngampa Coulthard in Nganana Mukurikula Paintamilani – We Love to Paint! This exhibition showcases the sublime paintings of three senior Anangu women, as they each incorporate their innate spiritual knowledge to depict their beloved country in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in South Australia.

Betty Muffler is a highly respected Pitjantjatjara/Yankunyjatjara artist and a revered Ngangkari, a traditional Anangu healer. Embracing a subtle monochromatic palette, Muffler creates sophisticated and dynamic compositions through luminous lines and motifs to depict sacred Anangu sites that are relevant to her Ngangkari spirit. Her brilliant collaborations with fellow Anangu artist and Ngangkari Maringka Burton are a continuation of this distinctive visual aesthetic that resonates with the evolving power of the Ngangkari traditions. In 2020-21, a selection of major works on paper by Betty Muffler together with Maringka Burton were on exhibition at TARNANTHI Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Most recently Betty Muffler and Maringka Burton collaborated on two large-scale paintings for The National 2021: New Australian Art and these magnificent are currently on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney until 5 September 2021.

Nelllie Ngampa Coulthard is a Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara artist originally from the far eastern desert near Oodnadatta, who later moved to the community of Indulkana in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in South Australia.In her paintings entitled Tjuntala Ngurangka (Country with Acacia Wattle), Coulthard depicts her favourite native flora that surrounds her country with vibrant, luminescent colour and a distinctive and precise dotting technique.

NONGGIRRNGA MARAWILI Ḏäl - Resilience

03-Aug-2021 - 03-Sep-2021
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‘Resilience' is a word that readily comes to mind when describing the work practices of several artists I have worked with over the past 35 years but none more so than Nonggirrnga Marawili. To practice one’s art is often challenging, yet after a lifetime of raising a family and being responsible for significant commitments surrounding cultural law together with managing the ageing proc ess, Nonggirrnga Marawili’s ḏäl (Yolngu interpretation for resilience) to paint a body of new works is nothing short of spectacular. Her chosen media of mainly recycled paper and large-scale timber boards shows her capacity to overcome adversity, her strength and drive as an artist, continually pushing boundaries and reaching new heights.

Beverly Knight, Director, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne July 2021

Kaiadilt Artists from Bentinck Island, QLD - From the Stockroom

06-Aug-2021 - 27-Aug-2021
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This curated collection from the Alcaston Gallery Stockroom brings together the unique styles of renowned Kaiadilt women artists the late Mirdidingkingathi Juwwarnda SALLY GABORI, the late Kuruwarriyingathu Bijarrb PAULA PAUL, the late Thunuyingathi Bijarrb MAY MOODOONUTHI, Birrmuyingathi Maali NETTA LOOGATHA and CLAUDIA MOODOONUTHI, who each portray the tropical tiny island land, seascape and memories of their country on Bentinck Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland.

THE HERMANNSBURG POTTERS | OUR LIFE IN THE DESERT

07-Jul-2015 - 31-Jul-2015

Statement Paintings For The Corporate & Home Office

25-Jun-2021 - 30-Jun-2021
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Alcaston Gallery presents a curated collection of statement paintings by leading contemporary Australian Indigenous artists for the corporate and home office. 

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Djerrkngu Yunupingu: I am a Mermaid

20-Apr-2021 - 14-May-2021
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ALCASTON GALLERY EXHIBITION SPACE IS LOCATED AT 84 WILLIAM STREET MELBOURNE VIC 3000.

 

Djerrkŋu Yunupiŋu is a senior Yolŋu elder and emerging artist based in Yirrkala in the Northern Territory and she is a member of the creative Yunupiŋu family of artists. She is the leader of a group of women healers who provide bush medicine and healing to both Yolŋu and non-Indigenous people.

NEWS & EVENTS

ART & COVID-19 - From the Director

In the final week of Noŋgirrŋa Marawili’s remarkable solo show, äl-Resilience

HERMANNSBURG POTTER IRENE ENTATA AT QAGOMA

Ceramic artwork by internationally renowned Hermannsburg Potter, the late IRENE ENTATA (1946 - 2014) are currently on display in Gallery 3 at the Queensland Art Gallery |…

BETTY MUFFLER RECEIVES HONOURABLE MENTION AT THE HADLEY'S ART PRIZE 2021

Celebrated senior APY Lands artist and elder Betty Muffler has received an honourable mention at the prestigious Hadley's Art Prize 2021 for her finalist artwork Ngangkari Ngura (Healing Country). 

Esteemed judges Peter…

Sydney Contemporary 2021 - Postponed until 11-14 November

Sydney Contemporary 2021 has been postponed due to nationwide COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions.

The new art fair dates will be 11 -…

Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to all the winners announced for the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) 2021 announced on Friday evening at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern…

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