CARLENE THOMPSON Kanpi Country
YARITJI YOUNG Mama Untalpa Kunpu – Strong Father and Daughter
We are thrilled to present new paintings by YARITJI YOUNG in her fourth solo exhibition at Alcaston Gallery, Mama Untalpa Kunpu – Strong Father and Daughter.
Yaritji Young’s vivid, contemporary paintings joyously beam with bright, luminescent colour, reflecting the spectacular desert landscape surrounding her home country surrounding Amata in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands of far north South Australia.
MICK WIKILYIRI - Mama Untalpa Kunpu – Strong Father and Daughter
Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to present new paintings by MICK WIKILYIRI in his solo exhibition Mama Untalpa Kunpu – Strong Father and Daughter.
Mick Wikilyiri’s highly contemporary paintings reveal a unique view of the world; through the use of striking imagery, stylistic experimentation and intense colour, Wikilyiri distinctively portrays his beloved country surrounding Amata in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands of far north South Australia.
SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY PRESENTS 2020
PEGGY NAPANGARDI JONES 2020
Alcaston Gallery is delighted to present an online selection of paintings by the late Peggy Napangardi Jones (1951 – 20 August 2014) with 20% of all proceeds being donated to the Purple House.
Peggy Napangardi Jones was known for her vivid and colourful depictions of Australian flora and fauna. This selection of artworks dating all the way back to the beginning of the artists career in 1998 is a true celebration of the joy of Peggy Napangardi Jones and Australia’s unique landscape. With an innate sense of placement her paintings of birds, animals, and bush tucker remain as appealing today in their graceful simplicity and joie de vivre.
Peggy Napangardi Jones was born ay Phillip Creek Station in 1951 to her Walpiri mother, and her father, a Warumungu man. Napangardi Jones began painting in 1996 at the old 'Pink Palace' in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory after joining the Julalikari CDEP Women’s Arts & Crafts program. Napanagardi Jones absolutely loved to paint and through her expressive and colourful artworks she could share her unique view of her world.
Artworks by Peggy Napangardi Jones are held in important collections and major institutions including National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery & Museum of the Northern Territory, Parliament House Collection, Northern Land Council Native Title Collection, The Burkhardt-Felder Foundation Collection, Switzerland and many other major collections worldwide.
The Purple House provides culturally safe dialysis and support across remote Australia, currently providing dialysis in 16 remote communities and running a mobile dialysis unit called the Purple Truck. Alongside the remote dialysis, The Purple House also offers social support and aged-care services. The Purple House was a lifeline for Peggy Napangardi Jones and Alcaston Gallery is pleased to be able to support the Purple House to continue the much needed work in central Australia.
For further information on the Purple House, please visit the website www.purplehouse.org.au/