News & Events
A NOTE FROM DIRECTOR BEVERLY KNIGHT
IT'S TAX TIME IN AUSTRALIA - TIME TO GIVE, TIME TO REFLECT
Covid-19 presented challenges worldwide for collectors and artists, especially generating income to live and create. I can now report that we are on track to be very pleased with our results (we call it "Year 3 of Covid"), which directly impacted our artists and secure jobs for art worker staff. In this last year in particular some of our remote community artists faced lockdowns not faced before including the closure of art centres. But all is good! Alcaston Gallery and art centre staff do go the extra mile to act for artists especially presenting online and real exhibitions to our vast worldwide collector base.
Big thank you to all from us at Alcaston Gallery
END OF FINANCIAL YEAR DONATIONS
Alcaston Gallery, Director Beverly Knight, Gallery Manager Adriana Del Medico and staff encourage our clients to support their charities with tax-deductible cash gifts as the end of this financial year looms.
Crucial support will enable those people socially isolated or simply not coping during the last few years of Covid; supporting our institutions and advocacy bodies makes a difference! Pro Bono and in-kind support of advice to organisations for many art collectors we know already exists and we say thank you.
This year Alcaston Gallery support in kind and donations includes:
Desart, Alice Springs - First Nations curatorial support for Desert Mob 2022
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art to fund Second Edition of Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori: Dulka Warngiid / Land of All publication
Purple House, Balgo Hills, WA dialysis clinic
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra to facilitate acquisition of photographic artworks from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, South Australia
Mary's House of Welcome, Fitzroy meal support
The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
INDIGENOUS ART FROM THE NGV COLLECTION THE IAN POTTER CENTRE: NGV AUSTRALIA FEDERATION SQUARE, MELBOURNE
The NGV Indigenous Collection charts the evolution of contemporary Indigenous Art throughout all regions of Australia and across media. This important new collection installation features significant works by several represented and exhibiting artists through Alcaston Gallery's long exhibition history including:
Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori & Bentinck Island artists (Birmuyingathi Maali Netta Loogatha, Warthadangathi Bijarrba Ethel Thomas, Thunduyingathi Bijarrb May Moodoonuthi, Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul, Wirrngajingathi Bijarrb Kurdalalngk Dawn Naranatjil, Rayarriwarrtharrbayingathi Mingungurra Amy Loogatha). Sandy Brumby, Yulyurlu Lorna Napurrurla Fencer, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Queenie McKenzie, Jack Britten, Clinton Nain, Eubena Nampitjin, Walangkura Napanangka, Tiger Palpatja, Rover Thomas, Cornelia Tipuamantumirri, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Nora Wompi and a major painting by Willie Gudabi donated to the NGV in 1997 by Alcaston Gallery Director and NGV Fellow Beverly Knight.
This collection installation will run until 23 January 2023For more information please visit the NGV website
CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR (CIAF) BIG SCULPTURE SHOWCASE
CIAF's inaugural Big Sculpture Showcase will present 18 large scale sculptures to be displayed around the Cairns Convention Centre featuring work by some of Queensland’s most highly regarded Indigenous artists including Shirley Macnamara, Brian Robinson, Ian Waldron, Francoise Lane, Paula Savage and Rhonda Woolla.
CIAF will be open from the 6 - 10 of July 2022.
SHIRLEY MACNAMARA IN FACELESS: TRANSFORMING IDENTITY CAIRNS ART GALLERY
FACELESS: Transforming Identity is an exhibition that challenges established notions of identity presenting work by thirteen North Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, including Alcaston Gallery represented Shirley Macnamara with her work 'Mourning For Loss'.
This important exhibition will open from 25 June 2022 until 2 October 2022 at the Cairns Art Gallery
MAJOR WORK BY BETTY MUFFLER PRESENTED AT ACCA, MELBOURNE
A major new large-scale commissioned painting by leading Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands artist Betty Muffler will be presented at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in Melbourne in Like A Wheel Turns: The 2022 Macfarlane Commissions from 2 July - 4 September 2022.
The Macfarlane Commissions enable new work of significant scale by emerging and mid-career Australian and international artists.