upcoming Exhibitions

IDRIS MURPHY: THE 'WITHIN OF THINGS' 2017

10-Oct-2017 - 04-Nov-2017
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Alcaston Gallery is excited to present Idris Murphy: The 'within of things' , the artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery .  

Established Sydney-based painter Idris Murphy exhibited with Alcaston Gallery for the first time in the group show Time and Tide.  Murphy is renowned for his intimate understanding of the Australian landscape rendered by unabashed observation and a masterly formal approach.  His landscape paintings contain acknowledged reverence to the ancient, indigenous spirituality of place. 

Quote reference: Teilhard de Chardin. 

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View work in the stockroom.  

 

© The artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 

ALEC BAKER AND PETER MUNGKURI: KUNPU MAYATJA KUTJARA - TWO STRONG CULTURE BOSSES

10-Oct-2017 - 04-Nov-2017
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Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to present solo bodies of work from two senior artists of the APY Lands Alec Baker and Peter Mungkuri in Kunpu Mayatja Kutjara - Two Strong Culture Bosses.  

The artists' monumental paintings in acrylic, alongside detailed monochromatic ink, tea and acrylic paintings create dynamic representations of landscape; highlighting their deftness in both mediums, and extraordinary detailed knowledge of country.  

In 2017 Peter Mungkuri won the inaugural Hadley's Art Prize. Alec Baker has been a finalist in the Alice Prize, Len Fox Painting Award, Telstra National Indigenous & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards and the Hadley's Art Prize. 

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Image: Peter Mungkuri and Alec Baker, Ngura (Country), 2017 AK21104, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 198 x 243 cm. 

© The artists, Iwantja Arts and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 

CLAUDIA MOODOONUTHI: RUBY AND HUNTER

14-Nov-2017 - 09-Dec-2017
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Alcaston Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of dynamic paintings and installation by Queensland artist Claudia Moodoonuthi. Following from her exceptional exhibition Ruby and Hunter at Redland Art Gallery, Queensland earlier this year, this vibrant new body of work shares stories from the artist’s ancestral land, Kaiadilt Country of Bentinck Island in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria. Inspired by the special bond Moodoonuthi has with her two dogs, Ruby and Hunter, the exhibition celebrates the Kaiadilt People’s significant and enduring relationship with dingoes. Brought to life through personal reflections on family, history and lived experience, Moodoonuthi honours the innate connection between people, place and Country. Within these works, she expresses the Island’s unique topography and vitality.

2017 has been an extraordinary milestone in the young artist’s flourishing career. This year Moodoonuthi’s work was featured in Who’s Afraid of Colour? at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, an exhibition of prominent Indigenous women artists whose practices are unbounded by convention, her painting My Body, My Country was projected onto the William Jolly Bridge as part of the Brisbane Festival, and Redland Art Gallery, Queensland hosted a solo exhibition of Claudia’s installation art and paintings featuring this body of work Ruby and Hunter.

 

In 2017 Claudia has also undertaken a large-scale painting commission for Artbank + QPAC, QLD, and a major installation for the Mecca Cosmetica + National Gallery of Victoria Holiday collaboration. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections including National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Cairns Regional Gallery, QLD, and Queensland Health Collection.

CONRAD TIPUNGWUTI: PAKITIRINGA 2017

14-Nov-2017 - 09-Dec-2017
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Alcaston Gallery is delighted to present Pakitiringa recent works on paper and linen by Tiwi artist Conrad Tipungwuti.

Conrad Tipungwuti's painting practice has developed and matured over many years displaying unique and expressive brush marks, much looser than the tight traditional marks the Tiwi are known for. His mark making is reminiscent of the late Freda Warlapinni and Kitty Kantilla.

 Pakitiringa is the tiwi word for rain. The over-riding theme of Tipungwuti’s most recent work depicts the wet season and the heavy Pakatiringa that falls in the top end for months on end. He is also known for painting the initiation ceremony Kulama, which is practiced in the late wet season. In the Kulama paintings a particular figure is singled out, Japara, who became the moon man after the first pukamani ceremony was performed. This is represented by the large concentric circles.

 Tipungwuti works with the traditional ironwood carved comb called kayimwagakimi to make the pwoja, the small and intricate dots that fall across the canvas in a meditative state, reflecting rain falling over the Tiwi landscape. As with all artists from Jilamara Art Centre, Conrad paints with natural ochres which are collected from around the local community.

This is Conrad’s fourth solo exhibition. His works are held in both national and international collections including National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Du Musee des Confluences, Paris, France; Charles Darwin University Collection, Darwin; Murdoch University Collection, Perth; Artbank Australia; and, the Queensland University Art Museum, Brisbane.

 

NEWS & EVENTS

BETTY KUNTIWA PUMANI'S SPECTACULAR COMMISSION, ANTARA, AT INSTALLATION CONTEMPORARY

Alcaston Gallery would like to congratulate Betty Kuntiwa Pumani on her breathtaking commission, Antara, which was exhibited at Sydney Contemprary 17 as part of Installation Contemporary (curated by…

CONGRATULATIONS TO ANGELA TIATIA, FINALIST IN THE 2017 SULMAN PRIZE

Congratulations Angela Tiatia for being listed as a finalist in the prestigous Sulman Prize 2017.  

Angela Tiatia work, Invisibleness (pictured), was listed as a finalist and will be on…

OPENING NIGHT - JUDY HOLDING: THE LAYERED LANDSCAPE

JUDY HOLDING
The Layered Landscape

05 - 30 September 2017

Judy Holding: The Layered Landscape - new watercolours and sculptures now open at Alcaston Gallery until September 30.

SHIRLEY MACNAMARA WINS THE TELSTRA WANDJUK MARIKA MEMORIAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL AWARD

Congratulations to Shirley Macnamara for winning the prestigious Telstra Wandjuk Marika Memorial Three-Dimensional Award at the 34th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, for her work Nyurruga Muulawaddi.  

Shirley…

BETTY KUNTIWA PUMANI WINS WYNNE PRIZE 2017

Congratulations Betty Kuntiwa Pumani for winning the prestigous Wynne Prize 2017, as announced today at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  

Betty Kuntiwa Pumani won the prize with…

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