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CONGRATULATIONS TO CLAUDIA MOODOONUTHI | A SEMI FINALIST IN THE QUEENSLAND YOUNG ACHIEVERS AWARD
Congratulations to Claudia Moodoonuthi who has been selected as a Semi Finalist in the QLD Young Achievers Award in the Aboriginal Achievement AND the Arts and Fashion Award.Well done and good luck to all the finalists.
Image | Portrait of the artist at Alcaston Gallery, 2017. Installation view 'Ruby and Hunter in Dulka Warngiid (Story Place) Works (from left to right): Camp Dog Hunting Ground (AK20845), 2016, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 101 x 76 cm; Baz's Dog (AK20852), 2017, synthetic polymer paint on wood, 50 x 120 x 1 cm; Pearlie's Dog (AK20854), 2017, synthetic polymer paint on wood, 50 x 120 x 1 cm; Vickie's Dog (AK20851), 2017, synthetic polymer paint on wood, 50 x 120 x 1 cm. © The Artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2018
JUDY HOLDING | 2018 MONTALTO SCULPTURE PRIZE | OPENING THIS WEEKEND
2018 MONTALTO SCULPTURE PRIZE | OPENING THIS WEEKEND | SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2018
The Montalto Sculpture Prize will open to the public from 11am this Sunday, the 25th of February with opening celebrations from 4pm.
Alcaston Gallery is thrilled that Judy Holding is a finalist, and the prize will showcase her stunning large scale sculpture, Tall Coloured Gum (pictured).
If you have an inquiry about this work please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Montalto Sculpture Prize please see their website.
Image | Judy Holding, Tall Coloured Gum Tree, (installation view) 2015
OPENING NIGHT - BETTY KUNTIWA PUMANI WITH NGUPULYA PUMANI AND TUPPY GOODWIN
Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to commence our 2018 exhibition program with an exhibition of new paintings by Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, alongside the work of her older sister Ngupulya Pumani, and their fellow senior artist Tuppy Goodwin, showcasing their cultural knowledge and creative vision. Betty Kuntiwa Pumani and Ngupulya Pumani are traditional custodians of Antara, a significant place for Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara people. Antara is central to Tjukurpa songlines, and is the location of a rockhole where women perform a dance ceremony for the Maku (witchetty grub). Thinking of this place, its ceremony, and what they have learned from family, profoundly informs the life and art of these exceptional women.
Alcaston Gallery was pleased to host Ngupulya and Tuppy for the opening celebrations on Wednesday the 14th of Febuary. The exhibition will run untill March 3.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALEC BAKER - FINALIST IN THE 45TH MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE
Congratulations to Alec Baker who has been named as a finalist in the 45th Muswellbrook Art Prize for his work Ngura (Country).
Alec Baker was the first senior desert man to begin painting at Iwantja Arts in far north South Australia in the early 2000s. Passing down the traditions of his people is integral to Alec Baker’s artistic practice; however the artist is wary of revealing sacred knowledge and does not paint Tjukurpas (dreamings). Instead, the artist paints the patterns of his country that come from his mind and memory, developing his own unique visual language, taking his art from not only storytelling – but into the realm of a truly creative and innovative contemporary Indigenous art practice.
The Muswellbrook Art Prize is an acquisitive art competition held annually. Finalists of the 45th Muswellbrook Art Prize will compete for a total prize pool of $71,000, with 26 works selected for the $50,000 Painting Prize, 19 works for the $10,000 Works on Paper Prize and 12 works for the $10,000 Ceramics Prize. Winners of the Art Prize will be announced at the opening night at 6pm Saturday 10th March 2018 by adjudicator Tracy Cooper-Lavery. A $1,000 People’s Choice Prize can also be voted for during the course of the exhibition. Congratulations to all 57 finalists!
Image | Portrait of Alec Baker by Rhett Hammerton
ALCASTON GALLERY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | 2018
Alcaston Gallery in now open for 2018 and we are thrilled to present a powerful exhibition of new paintings by Betty Pumani, Ngupulya Pumani and Tuppy Goodwin.
The official opening celebration will take place on Wednesday the 14th February from 5.30 to 7.30pm and the artists will be present.
Alcaston Gallery is now open Wednesday - Saturday 11am to 5pm and by appointment.
Image | Tuppy Goodwin, Antara, 2017, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 123 x 153 cm