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SALLY GABORI TO FEATURE IN SIGNIFICANT EXHIBITION - INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA: MASTERWORKS FROM THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA - AT THE ME COLLECTORS ROOM, BERLIN

Alcaston Gallery is pleased to announce that Sally Gabori will feature in an important survey of art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders at the me Collectors room in Berlin. 

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) and me Collectors Room Berlin will present Indigenous Australia: Masterworks from the National Gallery of Australia, providing an insight into one of the "oldest, richest and most complex" cultures in the world (Franchesca Cubillo).

The exhibition will open to the public this Friday, November 17, at the me Collectors Room Berlin

For more information, please visit the gallery's website.

For more information on Sally Gabori, or to view available works, please visit our website. 

Image | Portrait of Sally Gabori © Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2017

 

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17th November 2017

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.

For more information please visit the Campbelltown Arts Centre's website.

For more information on the artist, or to view available works, please see our website.

Image | Fishers Ghost Art Award 2016

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11th November 2017

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.

The installation will be on display on Level 2 of the NGV Australia - Federation Square until Febuary 2018.

For more information about the artist or to view available works by the artist please visit our website.

Image | Claudia Moodoonuthi, Coya - Little One (Installation Detail), 2017, synthetic polymer paint on skateboard. © Claudia Moodoonuthi and Alcaston Gallery, 2017

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10th November 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.

For more information on Peter Mungkuri and Alec Baker, or to view available works by the artists, please visit our 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

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31st October 2017

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.

For more information on this exhibition please visit the Scottsdale Museum Of Contemporary Art's website.

To view available works by the artist, please visit our website.

Images | Marking the Infinite, installation view at the Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, 2016. Photography by Jeffrey Johnston

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24th October 2017
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