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CONGRATULATIONS TO ANGELA TIATIA, FINALIST IN THE FISHER'S GHOST ART AWARD
Congratulations to Angela Tiatia who was a finalist in the Fisher's Ghost Art Award with her stunning photographic work Dark Light.
Dark Light was commissioned for the Australian Centre for Photography's exhibition Under the Sun and is currently on exhibition at the Venice Biennale as part of Personal Structures at the European Cultural Centre until the 26th November. Alcaston Gallery also exhibited Dark Light at Sydney Contemporary earlier this year.
The exhibition of Fisher's Ghost Art Award finalists is open to the public at the Campbelltown Arts Centre until the 12th of December.
Image | Fishers Ghost Art Award 2016
CLAUDIA MOODOONUTHI'S PLAYFUL INSTALLATION COYA - LITTLE ONE OPENS AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA
Alcaston Gallery is excited to announce Claudia Moodoonuthi's playful installation of hand painted, found objects, Coya - Little One, opened at the National Gallery of Victoria yesterday.
'Coya’ (Little One) is the name Claudia Moodoonuthi’s Kaiadilt family on Bentinck Island have always called her, and still use today.
To create this installation, Moodoonuthi collected once loved objects she found littered around Brisbane which reminded her of the fun she had growing up on Bentinck Island. Her use of images, patterns and text combines the aesthetic of Brisbane street art and the paintings of her Kaialdilt mentors, Sally Gabori, Netta Loogatha and May Moodoonuthi whose love of colour and Country is instilled in her.
Moodoonuthi has worked collaboratively with MECCA Brands on their 2017 Holiday collection, inspired by a shared love of vibrant colour. Now in its second year, this partnership sees MECCA Brands founder and CEO Jo Horgan support the NGV to acquire works by female Australian contemporary artists for the NGV Collection.
Image | Claudia Moodoonuthi, Coya - Little One (Installation Detail), 2017, synthetic polymer paint on skateboard. © Claudia Moodoonuthi and Alcaston Gallery, 2017
PETER MUNGKURI STARS IN ABORIGINAL SPAGHETTI WESTERN: NEVER STOP RIDING
Premiering at TARNANTHI Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art in South Australia, Never Stop Riding was filmed when senior artists Peter Mungkuri, Alec Baker and Jimmy Pompey shared their early experiences as stockmen at a camp with young men from Indulkana community on the APY Lands.
For more information please visit the TARNANTHI festival website.
Images | “Wanted” poster for the short film Never Stop Riding. Courtesy of Iwantja Arts; Cast of the short film Never Stop Riding: Patuway Mungkuri, Johnny Doolan, Peter Mungkuri, Vincent Namatjira, Michael Drover and Kunmanara Andy at Indulana. Courtesy Jackson Lee/Iwantja Arts
NONGGIRRNGA MARAWILI AT THE SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, ARIZONA
Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to announce Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists From Aboriginal Australia will be on display at the Scottsdale Museum Of Contemporary Art, Arizona untill the 21st January, 2018. The exhibition features the work of nine significant and accomplished Aboriginal women artists, including Nonggirrnga Marawili.
Nonggirrnga Marawili is one of the most highly regarded artists currently working at Buku-Larrnggay Mulka at Yirrkala in the Northern Territory. Known for her highly sophisticated bark paintings and larrakitj,Marawili’s use of organic patterns in these remarkable artworks reflect an engrained, natural understanding of her culture, history and environment. Marawili joined the stable of artists at Alcaston Gallery in 1999.
This major exhibition launched in September 2016 and is currently on a two-year North American tour. Organized by the Nevada Museum of Art, Marking the Infinite will travel to museums in New Orleans, Miami, Reno, Washington, DC, and Vancouver, Canada.
Images | Marking the Infinite, installation view at the Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, 2016. Photography by Jeffrey Johnston
NONGGIRRNGA MARAWILI EXHIBITS AT THE ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA FOR TARNANTHI
Alcaston Gallery is excited to announce Nonggirrnga Marawili's suite of compelling and monumental bark paintings will be on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia as part of Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.
Nonggirrnga Marawili is one of the most highly regarded artists at Buku Larrnggay Mulka, Yirrkala, Northern Territory for her highly sophisticated bark paintings and Larrakitj. Marawili’s organic patterns in her remarkable artworks reflect an engrained, natural understanding of her culture, history and environment. This suite of stunning bark paintings represent the sacred power of lightning.
Images | Nonggirrna Mary Marawili, Yolngu people, Northern Territory, born c.1938, Baniyala, Northern Territory, Lightning, 2017, Yirrkala, Northern Territory, earth pigments on stringybark, dimensions variable; Courtesy the artist and Buku‑Larrnggay Arts