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CONGRATULATIONS TO BETTY KUNTIWA PUMANI AND ALEC BAKER ON BEING NAMED FINALISTS IN THE 2018 HADLEY’S ART PRIZE

Congratulations to Betty Kuntiwa Pumani and Alec Baker on being named finalists in the 2018 Hadley’s Art Prize

Presented by Hadley’s Orient Hotel, the Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart is an annual, acquisitive Australian landscape prize, which offers $100,000 to the winning entry. Dating back to 1834, Hadley’s Orient Hotel has a rich and fascinating history interwoven with art, particularly landscape art.

In 2018 the Hadley’s Art Prize will be awarded to the best portrayal of the Australian landscape.

Congratulations to all the selected finalists.

For more information on the artists please contact Alcaston Gallery. 

For more information on the award, please visit the Hadley's Art Prize website.

Images | Portrait of Betty Kuntiwa Pumani and Alec Baker by Rhett Hammerton

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9th June 2018

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI: KAIADILT EYES - THE ART OF SEEING NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC

Alcaston Gallery and the Estate of Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori is thrilled to announce that the latest exhibition of the artists paintings, Kaiadilt Eyes - The Art of Seeing, is now open to the public. 

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

Image | Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Dibirdibi Country 2010 (AK15887), synthetic polymer paint on linen 196 x 456 cm, installation view.

 

 

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23rd May 2018

KAWITA VATANAJYANKUR AT THE DUNEDIN PUBLIC ART GALLERY

Kawita Vatanajyankur's solo exhibition Performing Textiles is on display at Dunedin Public Art Gallery from 5th May 2018 - 26th Aug 2018. 

In her video-based performances Kawita Vatanajyankur (b.1987, Thailand) uses her own body as a tool, exploring and exploiting her physical and psychological limits through repetitive actions and endurance. Her practice, underpinned by her position as a Thai woman, is predicated on an ongoing interest in issues surrounding everyday labour – both inside and outside of the home. This area of ongoing research has seen Vatanajyankur bring domestic chores and gender binaries, working conditions and social ideologies, and industrial processes to the fore. These research threads are then translated into a concept that presents a direct challenge to the artist – can she symbolically and literally become the object or tool in question? Can her body be used as an artifact?

For more information on the exhibition please visit the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's website.

Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to be curating a solo series of works by Kawita later this year from the 17 October - 10 November 2018.

To register your interest please contact us at art@alcastongallery.com.au

Image | Kawita Vatanajyankur, Untangled, 2018, HD video. 

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23rd May 2018

CLAUDIA MOODOONUTHI WINS THE KENNELLY CONSTRUCTIONS ABORIGINAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Congratulations to Claudia Moodoonuthi who was awarded the Kennelly Constructions Aboriginal Achievement Award at last night’s Queensland Young Achiever Awards ceremony! 

The Kennelly Constructions Aboriginal Achievement Award acknowledges and celebrates the commitment of young people in achieving excellence in their chosen field and who are actively making a positive contribution to their community. The award recognises young Indigenous Australians who are strong role models and who have achieved cultural and critical success. 

2017 was an extraordinary milestone in the young artist’s flourishing career. Moodoonuthi’s work was featured in Who’s Afraid of Colour? at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, an exhibition of prominent Indigenous women artists whose practices are unbounded by convention; and her painting My Body, My Country was projected onto the William Jolly Bridge as part of the Maiwar Festival, Brisbane. 

In 2017 Moodoonuthi was also awarded the Artbank + QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) Commission, QLD and created a major installation for the Mecca Cosmetica + National Gallery of Victoria Holiday collaboration. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections including National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Cairns Regional Gallery, QLD; and Queensland Health Collection. 

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5th May 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ARCHIBALD AND WYNNE PRIZE FINALISTS

Congratulations to all the artists announced as finalists in the Archibald and Wynne Prizes! 

  • Yaritji Young – Finalist, Wynne Prize
  • Betty Kuntiwa Pumani – Finalist, Wynne Prize
  • Peter Mungkuri – Finalist, Wynne Prize
  • Ray Ken – Finalist, Wynne Prize
  • Nellie Coulthard – Finalist, Wynne Prize
  • Wawiriya Burton – Finalist, Wynne Prize 

The 2018 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize will be on exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from  12 May to 9 September 2018. The winner announced on the 11 May 

Image | Yaritji Young, Tjala Tjukurpa (Honey Ant Story) Synthetic polymer paint on linen 240 x 201 cm; Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Antara, Synthetic polymer paint on linen 250 x 200 cm; Ray Ken, Tali Tjukurpa (Sand Dune Country) , Synthetic polymer paint on linen 198 x 198 cm; Peter Mungkuri, Ngayuku Ngura (My Country), Ink and acrylic on linen, 2 panels: each 198.5 x 152 cm; 198.5 x 304 cm overall; Wawiriya Burton, Ngayuku Ngura (My Country), Synthetic polymer paint on linen 240 x 201 cm; Nellie Coulthard, Tjuntala ngurangka (country with acacia wattle), Synthetic polymer paint on linen 198 x 198 cm. Courtesy of the artists, Iwantja Arts, Tjala Arts and Mimili Maku Arts. 

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5th May 2018
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