MARY KANNGI (C.1925 - 2005) - LIMITED RELEASE
Alcaston Gallery presents a remarkable selection of paintings by the late Mary Kanngi (c.1925 - 2005).
Born in 1925 near the banks of the Moyle River in the Northern Territory, Kanngi and her family were among the first settlers of the Daly River Mission in the 1950s, in the region of Ngambu Ngambu (Peppimentarti). A master of colour and composition Kanngi has been likened to the "Northern Territory's Jackson Pollock" (The Guardian, 2019), captivating the art world with her bold, highly gestural and expressive brushstrokes and a broad palette of startling colour.
Kanngi’s paintings depict her homeland of Ngambu Ngambu and the surrounding areas; her bold and expressive style evoking the lush billabongs, flora and fauna of her Country. With an innate sense of colour and design, Kanngi's style was unique and inimitable.
Following the artist's passing in 2005, Mary Kanngi has been remembered as an extraordinary artist with a determined spirit. This important suite of works, acquired over the course of Kanngi's artistic career from the Merrepen Art Centre, has been archived by Alcaston Gallery out of respect for the artist following her passing, until now. Alcaston Gallery is honoured to present this limited release in acknowledgement and respect of one of the Daly River region’s most influential artists.
Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori • Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain Paris, France
A landmark international exhibition presenting a major solo survey of paintings by the late Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori will be on show at the distinguished Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, France from 3 July - 6 November 2022.
The major exhibition and catalogue, which will be published in both English and French, will boast a comprehensive overview of the amazing history of the Kaiadilt people and one of Australia’s greatest artists - Sally Gabori.
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain have worked closely with Alcaston Gallery and The Estate of Sally Gabori to bring this highly significant exhibition to life and we will continue to share details and announcements over the coming months!
View the official Exhibition Press Release from Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain please here.
Available artworks by the Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, may be viewed here:
Tiger Yaltangki - Let There Be Rock
Opening in June 2022, Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to present a new body of work by one of Australia’s most innovative and exciting contemporary Indigenous artists, Tiger Yaltangki in his ninth solo exhibition, 'Let There Be Rock'.
Please contact Gallery Manager Adriana Del Medico to receive an exhibition preview and for all enquiries.