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CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR 2017 - ALCASTON GALLERY

14-Jul-2017 - 16-Jul-2017
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Alcaston Gallery will be participating in the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair July 14 - July 18, 2017.  Exhibiting artists: Naomi Hobson, Claudia Moodoonuthi, Shirley Macnamara and Naomi Hobson and the Kalay Clay Artists from Coen – Don KullaKulla, Alfred Thompson, Cindy Thompson, Delma Rokeby and Josie KullaKulla, John Gunawarra. 

Alcaston Gallery has a proud history participating in CIAF from inception , representing and supporting Queensland Indigenous artists both independent and in conjunction with Art Centres  for nearly 30 years .  

In CIAF2017  our focus is on Coen in central Cape York Peninsula with the Coral Sea to the east and the Aurukun wetlands to the west. Showcasing for the first time the emergence of talented ceramicists under the guidance of painter Naomi Hobson now one of Queensland’s  best known artist will surprise and delight.

Alcaston Gallery will also exhibit paintings ,prints  ceramics, sculpture  and weavings from artists referencing land, culture, climate change and lifestyle –  artists with a unique view and individuality- Director Beverly Knight says “art lovers trust our eye and know we share the importance for supporting artists  and the pathway to a career. We encourage  CIAF visitors to support the artists and their endeavours.

JUDY HOLDING: Specimen Gully

05-Aug-2020 - 22-Aug-2020
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Alcaston Gallery is proud to present Specimen Gully, a new exhibition of cast bronze tree sculptures by JUDY HOLDING.

 

 

 

MICK WIKILYIRI: NGAYUKU NGURA – MY COUNTRY

18-Apr-2018 - 12-May-2018
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Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to present an exhibition of new paintings by senior Tjala artist Mick Wikilyiri. The striking, contemporary works presented in this exhibition offer a representation of country, spirituality and a rich family history of revealed creative practices.

 

The story of the Honey Ant is the impetus within Mick Wikilyiri’s painting practice. His landscapes are thoughtfully depicted through striking imagery, stylistic experimentation and intense colour.  As a respected elder in his community, Mick Wikilyiri’s highly contemporary paintings are a celebration of Anangu culture, as well as a means to protect cultural ties for future generations.

 

Mick Wikilyiri grew up in Amata in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands of far north South Australia, and worked as a stockman on cattle stations before establishing an artistic career. Wikilyiri was one of the first men to begin painting at Tjala Arts after a men’s painting room was established, and has since become one of Tjala Arts leading artists. In 2016, Mick Wikilyiri featured in the major exhibition Nganampa Kililpil – Our Stars at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, New South Wales. Nganampa Kililpil – Our Stars was the first major survey of exhibition of its kind, presenting over 100 artists from across the APY Lands. Alcaston Gallery presented a body of works on paper by Mick Wikilyiri and his wife Paniny Mick in 2017, alongside the first solo exhibition of their daughter Yaritji Young.

 

Mick Wikilyiri has been collected by many National institutions including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Parliament House Collection, Canberra

And Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

JUDY HOLDING: THE LAYERED LANDSCAPE 2017

05-Sep-2017 - 30-Sep-2017
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Alcaston Gallery proudly presents an exciting body of work by Judy Holding, including new watercolours and sculptures. Judy Holding  is an established multidisciplinary artist with a practice spanning 35 years. Holding’s sweeping painterly documentation and playful sculptural forms present a spirited meditation on plants, animals, indigenous mythology, and the role of man in the vast biosphere. Exuding immense energy, Holding’s personal visual vocabulary of symbolic forms conveys her lifelong connection to the landscape of regional Victoria and far north Australia. Her work is collected by many public and private collections, including the major institutions: the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne; the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin; the Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria; the Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria; the Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria; and the collections of Deakin, LaTrobe and Victoria University, Victoria

Image: Judy Holding, White Lady at Cannon Hill, 2017, watercolour on paper, 57 x 76 cm.

© Judy Holding and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2017

HERMANNSBURG POTTERS - IRNA: TREES 2017

05-Sep-2017 - 30-Sep-2017
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Alcaston Gallery is delighted to present Irna: Trees a new body of work by The Hermannsburg Potters. This exhibition represents an important development in the practice of the celebrated ceramic artists, introducing new directions in sculptural forms and painterly depictions celebrating the beauty, spirit and life-giving force of trees within the landscape: IRNA: Marna, Itarrkngilanha, Pmara - Tree: Food, Medicine, Home

Presented alongside new work by leading watercolourist and sculptor Judy Holding, who was artist-in-residence at The Hermannnsburg Potters studio in 2016. 

Alcaston Gallery has represented the Hermannsburg Potters spanning 30 years. Their unique, immediately recognisable style has been exhibited widely through Australia and internationally. Their major installation commission for the National Gallery of Victoria Our Land is Alive, NGV Australia 19 December 2015 - 11 April 2016, set new benchmarks for their engaging and lyrical pots.

The Hermannsburg Potters are world-renowned as master ceramicists and their work is held in most major Australian institutions and several major art collections internationally. 

 

CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR 2017 - BEVERLY KNIGHT ART & BUSINESS

14-Jul-2017 - 16-Jul-2017
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Sally Gabori : presented by Beverly Knight Art + Business will be exhibiting at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair July 14 - July 18, 2017 

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YARITJI YOUNG - ART EDIT

Yaritji Young is featured in the August edition of Art Edit Magazine.  

BETTY MUFFLER - VOGUE AUSTRALIA

Ngankari Ngura (Healing Country)

NOŊGIRRŊA MARAWILI - THE ARTSY VANGUARD 2020

NOŊGIRRŊA MARAWILI has been featured in the this year's edition of The Artsy Vanguard 2020, 'Artists Getting Their Due'.

TIGER YALTANGKI - FINALIST IN THE PAUL GUEST PRIZE 2020

Congratulations to TIGER YALTANGKI who has been announced as a finalist in the Paul Guest Prize at the Bendigo…

JUDY HOLDING ANNOUNCED AS FINALIST IN THE 2020 MPRG NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER AWARD

Congratulations to JUDY HOLDING

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