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strong men. young warriors.
Through the ancient Dreaming stories and iconography of the Tanami Desert contemporary artistic political commentary, depictions of daily activity from the Gulf of Carpentaria, and an exploration, through artefact, of the notion of the young warrior by Victorian Aboriginal artists.... this exhibition will examine the roles, responsibilities and qualities of manhood and masculinity in Aboriginal culture, such as steadfastness, commitment, caring, protection, courage, identity and wisdom. Contributing artists include Warlukurlangu Artsists, Waralungku Arts, Jilamara Arts, Graham Patterson, Glenn Loughrey, Baluk Arts, Dominic White, Young Warriors and Eddie Wanganeen.
Sunday 8th March until May 24th.
Opening Event: A Conversation about Manhood with Glenn Loughrey and the Young Warriors Sunday 8th March at 2pm
We are proud to present this lovely collaboration with Yering Station Art Gallery and Artinterface
Western Synthesis charts Steve Freestone’s ongoing response to the spectacularly sculptural stony landscapes of Western Australia. The exhibition is also the final chapter of a tetralogy that has included Flinders Ranges, 2016, Kakadu and the Kimberley, 2017, and The West MacDonnell Ranges and the Centre, 2019.
For this final chapter of an epic series, and to honour Indigenous cultures whose creative engagement with the land has been an artistic inspiration, Freestone’s paintings are exhibited alongside sculptures by three formidable artistic voices from First Nation’s communities in Arnhem Land, the Gibson Desert and the Kimberley.
While Freestone’s canvasses reference and extend the European tradition of Australian landscape painting, the sculptural works by First Nation’s artists carry viewers towards events, mythologies and emotions that lie beneath the surface and beyond the field of view, and in doing so awaken a different reading of the land.
Lily Karadada, from the Prince Regent River region of Western Australia, brings us Wandjina, a sacred creator being within the culture of the Kimberley region of Western Australia who gave the Wandjina people their lore.
Eleazer Nangukwirrk from the Maningrida Region, Northern Territory, introduces two Mimih, tall slender, mythological spirit figures who pre-date humanity and are native to the rock country of western and south western Arnhem Land.
And Pintupi man Walala Tjapaltjari from the Gibson Desert makes visible the Tingari Cycle of sacred mythological songs associated with his Dreaming sites.
Taken together the four distinct visions that make up Western Synthesis represent an enriched and expansive understanding and engagement with the land. - Dr Ewen Jarvis, Curator, Yering Station Art Gallery
Warlukurlangu Artists is a prolific and successful Aboriginal-owned art centre in Central Australia and has work in collections across Australia and internationally. The principle aim of the art centre is to share Warlpiri culture and to increase awareness about Aboriginal culture in general. Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association is the guardian of the Jukurrpa, the law and culture of the Warlpiri and Anmatyerre people living at Yuendumu. These acrylic paintings, as a collection, are a powerful tool of contemporary artistic expression, demonstrating diverse and collaborative methodology, and the artist’s ability to capture the vitality of Jukurrpa and its essential, vital integration with country. The artists’ Jukurrpa stories are vast in time and space, yet simultaneously acute, personal and immediate.
This exhibition includes exciting work from both emerging and established artists: Shorty Jangala Robertson Joy Nangala Brown Pauline Napangardi Gallagher Polly Anne Napangardi Dixon Christine Napanangka Michaels Phyllis Napurrurla Williams Sarah Napurrurla White Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton Geraldine Napangardi Granites Magda Nakamarra Curtis Maisie Nungarrayi Ward Mary Napangardi Butcher Steven Jupurrurla Nelson Chantelle Nampijinpa Robertson Corinne Nampijinpa Ryan Christine Nakamarra Curtis Angelina Nampiijnpa Tasman Sabrina Nangala Robertson Daphne Napurrurla White Serena Nakamarra Shannon Janelle Napurrurla Wilson Saraeva Napangardi Marshall Roxanne Nungarrayi Martin Athena Nangala Granites Marlene Napurrurla Ross Molly Napurrurla Martin Lorraine Nungarrayi Granites