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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.

JUDY HOLDING The Wren and the Pardalote

01-Dec-2021 - 17-Dec-2021
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Judy Holding’s new series of small watercolours on timber board beautifully encapsulate the rich imagery of the Australian landscape; delicate depictions of native flora and fauna that observe the intricate relationships of the Wrens and Pardalotes that inhabit the artist’s property in rural Victoria. Produced during the quiet and isolated period of Victoria’s enduring lockdowns, Holding created The Wren and the Pardalote collection to bring joy to herself and to those around her. 

JUDY MARTIN Kurunpa Tjunanyi - Putting The Spirit Back In Place

01-Dec-2021 - 17-Dec-2021
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Alcaston Gallery is excited to present new paintings by senior Pitjantjatjara artist and ngangkari (traditional healer) Judy Martin in her long-awaited first-ever solo exhibition, Kurunpa Tjunanyi - Putting The Spirit Back In Place. Known for her bold visual language, Martin’s artistic practise draws inspiration from her wealth of cultural knowledge and intimate understanding of Country on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in north-west South Australia. Her paintings connect her father’s Country in the west of the APY Lands and her mother’s Country in the south, two locations geographically distant from the other, yet tethered by the artist’s familial ties.

 

Hermannsburg Potters 2021 Artwa Urrknga Mpaaritjaarta - Men Making Claywork

01-Dec-2021 - 17-Dec-2021
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Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to present new ceramic work by Western Aranda Men from The Hermannsburg Potters, including Voight Ratara, Exance Pareroultja Rex, Andrew Ebatarinja Kumara, Mr Inkamala and Colin Malbunka.

YARITJI YOUNG Ngura Kunpu - Strong Country

27-Oct-2021 - 19-Nov-2021
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Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to present Yaritji Young’s fifth solo exhibition at Alcaston Gallery, 'Ngura Kunpu - Strong Country', presented with new work by her father, important Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands artist Mick Wikilyiri.

MICK WIKILYIRI Ngayuku Ngura - My Country, Apara Springs

27-Oct-2021 - 19-Nov-2021
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Alcaston Gallery presents new work by important Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands artist Mick Wikilyiri in his sixth solo exhibition, Ngayuku Ngura - My Country, Apara Springs, presented with new work by his daughter Yaritji Young. Wikilyiri’s highly contemporary paintings reveal the artist’s intimate connection with his Country, Apara Springs, in the lands which surround Amata in the APY Lands of far north South Australia.

 

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Bark Ladies

Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala opens at the National Gallery of Victoria on Friday 17 December. 

경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA , 14 December 2021 - 6 March 2022

 

경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA, and exhibition co-curated by SeMA and Artspace, has opened at the Seoul Museum of Art in South Korea (SeMA).

Alcaston Gallery Reopening

We are thrilled to announce that the Alcaston Gallery Exhibition Space - 84 William Street Melbourne will be reopening by private appointment from Wednesday 3 November 2021.

A NOTE FROM THE GALLERY MANAGER...

On behalf of my Director and mentor Beverly Knight and my small yet extraordinary team at Alcaston Gallery, I wanted to extend my most heartfelt gratitude to all the wonderful…

BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE 2021

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