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ART & COVID-19 - From the Director
In the final week of Noŋgirrŋa Marawili’s remarkable solo show, Ḏäl-Resilience at Alcaston Gallery, it is clear that this exhibition embodies a universal sentiment amongst all art lovers, as we all do our best to navigate through these uncertain and challenging times together. Now, moreso than any time, I wish to convey a message of gratitude to our incredible artists, art centre staff, and their families. Most artists have been unable to visit their exhibitions across Australia, a n experience that is relished by all artists in previous times of freedom and in turn, reciprocated by our dedicated clients. This exhibition by Noŋgirrŋa Marawili in-situ is simply breathtaking, and this most stunning installation captures her creative spirit that is so significant for a woman of seniority, who has faced so many of life's challenges.
HERMANNSBURG POTTER IRENE ENTATA AT QAGOMA
Ceramic artwork by internationally renowned Hermannsburg Potter, the late IRENE ENTATA (1946 - 2014) are currently on display in Gallery 3 at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane.
Three painted terracotta pots by the late Arrernte–Luritja artist depict three distinct periods in the life of the great ALBERT NAMATJIRA, arguably one of the most widely recognised Indigenous Australian artists of all time, including the sad circumstances of his death.
BETTY MUFFLER RECEIVES HONOURABLE MENTION AT THE HADLEY'S ART PRIZE 2021
Celebrated senior APY Lands artist and elder Betty Muffler has received an honourable mention at the prestigious Hadley's Art Prize 2021 for her finalist artwork Ngangkari Ngura (Healing Country).
Esteemed judges Peter McKay (Curator-QAGOMA), Michaye Boultar (Artist) & Nici Cumpston (Curator-AGSA, Artist & Writer) commented on her painting:
"There is rhythm and movement in the painted lines with a vibrated energy that comes through the mark-making. A subtle but powerful work that generously emanates the gift of her healing energy as a Ngangkari."
Sydney Contemporary 2021 - Postponed until 11-14 November
Sydney Contemporary 2021 has been postponed due to nationwide COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions.
The new art fair dates will be 11 - 14 NOVEMBER 2021 at Carriageworks in Sydney.Sydney Contemporary 2021 welcomes over 80 galleries showcasing the work of over 450 leading and emerging artists exhibiting the best in contemporary art.TICKETS ON SALE NOW - PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK
Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to all the winners announced for the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) 2021 announced on Friday evening at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.Timo Hogan was awarded the major $50,000 Telstra Award while Bugai Whyoulter won the General Painting Award, Dhambit Munungurr won the Bark Painting Award,
Ms M Wirrpanda won the Work on Paper Award, Hubert Pareroultja & Mervyn Rubuntja won the Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award, Kyra Mancktelow won the Emerging Artist Award andPedro Wonaeamirri won the Multimedia Award.
This year's esteemed judges were Denise Quall (artist), Liz Nowell (Curator) and Denis Stokes (CEO, First Nations Media Australia).