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SHIRLEY MACNAMARA ON THE DESIGN FILES DAILY
Alcaston Gallery artist Shirley Macnamara was featured in Design Files article, Shirley Macnamara, Weaver and Cattle Drover, earlier this month.
"Today we meet an awe-inspiring artist, based in remote western Queensland, where she runs her own thriving cattle property!
Shirley Macnamara developed her artistic practice in response to a personal loss in the 1990s, and her woven multi-media pieces have since come to also incorporate pressing environmental, political and cultural concerns.
Lauded for her prize-winning work at the prestigious 34th NATSIA Awards , Shirley’s pieces are currently on exhibit as part of the Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia".
Images| Shirley Macnamara, Ungubutha Guutu (Porcupine Vessel) 2016 (detail), spinifex, porcupine quills and fixative 33 x 30 x 26cm. Photo – courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery; Portrait of Shirley Macnamara. Photo – courtesy of Virginal Hills; Portrait of Shirley Macnamara, 2017. Photo – courtesy of Virginal Hills; Shirley Macnamara, Scullcap 2013, emu feathers, natural ochre, resin, synthetic polymer fixative, 15 x 22 x 22cm. Photo – courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery.