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NONGGIRRNGA MARAWILIProgression30 June - 22 July 2017

It is a great honour for Alcaston Gallery to present the sixth solo exhibition of acclaimed artist Nonggirrnga Marawili: Progression. Thank you to clients, friends and art lovers for attending the opening event. The exhibition offers an outstanding insight into the depth and breadth of the artist's practice and will be on dislay until 22 July. Do not miss this opportunity to view new paintings by one of Australia's most dynamic artists. 

Alcaston Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday 10 am - 6 pm, and Saturday 11 am - 5 pm. 

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5th July 2017


Claudia Moodoonuthi's solo exhibition Ruby and Hunter: Clauudi Moodoonuthi, curated by Freja Carmichael, opens tonight at Redland Art Gallery. There will be a special floor talk with the artist on Sunday 2 July 10.30 am.  

In Ruby and Hunter, stories relating to Claudia Moodoonuthi’s place of belonging, Kaiadilt Country of Bentinck Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, QLD are represented through reflections on culture, identity and family ties. Inspired by her two dogs named Ruby and Hunter, Moodoonuthi honours her people’s innate relationship with dingos, and a shared understanding of the land and each other. These narratives are translated through vibrant paintings and sculptural forms that embody a deep connection to Country nurtured during Claudia Moodoonuthi’s formative years.

An exhibition held in conjunction with NAIDOC Week 2017.

The exhibition runs from Sunday 2 July – Sunday 13 August 2017. The gallery is not open on Saturdays. Visit their website for more information

Opening Event:6.30pm Friday 30 June 2017RSVP HERE

Floor Talk and Morning Tea:10.30am Sunday 2 July 2017RSVP HERE


Image: Claudia Moodoonuthi, Kombali Story Places(detail) 2016, synthetic polymer paint on canvas.© Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery.



30th June 2017


Alcaston Gallery is delighted to announce Sally Gabori is featured in mad love curated by Del Kathryn Barton, now on exhibit in Berlin, Germany. 

mad love is a group exhibition featuring some of Australian's most important contemporary artists and is on show at Arndt Art Agency (A3) 06.06.17 - 29.09.17. 

Participating artists: Brook Andrew, Del Kathryn Barton, Pat Brassington, Dale Frank, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Patricia Piccinini, Ben Quilty and Paul Yore.

The exhibition “mad love” has been able to be realised through the direct support of the Australian Government as part of the cultural initiative Australia now 2017 – a year-long program celebrating Australian arts, culture, science and innovation across Germany.

Read more here. 


Image:  Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Thundi, 2010 (AK16282), Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 196 x 300 cm.  © The Estate of Sally Gabori and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne. 

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7th June 2017


The Brisbane City Council presents Maiwar, a city-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary art exhibition on display around Brisbane during May 2017.  

Alcaston Gallery's youngest artist Claudia Moodoonuthi's work My Body, My Country  will be projected onto the William Jolly Bridge as part of Maiwar from Wednesday 24-Sunday 28 May. Read more.  

Claudia Moodoonuthi will also feature in the forthcoming solo exhibition Ruby and Hunter at the Redland City Art Gallery Cleveland, Queensland July 2 - August 13, 2017, curated by Freja Carmichael. Read more


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27th May 2017




Congratulations to Mumu Mike Williams for winning the inaugural Footscray Contemporary Art Prize with his work Postbag Painting.

One of the judges of the prize Jason Smith, Director, Geelong Gallery, comments:

"Mumu Mike Williams is the recipient of the inaugural Footscray Contemporary Art Prize because his work has an insistent visual power and strongly thought-provoking message. Among the many works included in the Prize that are strikingly relevant reflections of contemporary Australia, we felt Williams’s work was particularly rich conceptually and aesthetically.

It is a work that rewards slow looking to reveal its various layers. The artist’s deft and wryly political use of Australia Post mail bags, a traditional spear, and highly energised painterly marks and signs kept the judges returning to this work. It has an energy and vitality that proclaims a love and respect for country that we can all feel – across our different racial, social and cultural contexts. Above and beyond the political content we might interpret it Williams’s work, it is the positivity, optimism and pure visual pleasure of paint and material that makes Williams’s work so compelling and convincing.We are pleased too that the inaugural recipient of the Prize reflects the truly national scope and reach of the Footscray Contemporary Art Prize."

Congratulations to all winning and finalist artists. Footscray Art Prize exhibition is now showing at FCAC Roslyn Smorgon Gallery and Gabriel Gallery until 24 June.

Image courtesy the artist, Mimili Maku Arts and Footscray Contemporary Art Prize, 2017. 

26th May 2017
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