Extraordinary works on paper by significant Australian Aboriginal artists
October 4 - December 23
First Nations artists have long embraced new media, and from the 1990's this has included high quality original handmade prints including lino prints, silkscreen prints, etchings, stencil art and painted works on paper. Various print making studios have come to the fore in working with individual artists and community art centres to create high quality and increasingly sought after limited edition prints.
We are delighted to present this series of works by these esteemed artists and depicting Dreaming narratives and ceremony on the topic of Yilpinji, which roughly translates as Love Magic, from the Warlpiri communities of Kukatja (Balgo Hills), Yuendumu and Lajamanu. Works were created in collaboration with Australian Art Print Network, Tremblay and Basil Hall, in 2002. Featuring: George Milpurrurru Judy Napangardi Watson Lily Hargraves Nungarrayi Uni Martin Nampijinpa Susie Bootja Bootja Napangarti Elizabeth Nyumi Nungarrayi
This exhibition also includes screen prints by the following founding members and highly-respected Warlpiri artists of Warlukurlangu Art Centre, Yuendumu, depicting Jukurrpa (Dreaming narratives). Featuring: Rosie Nangala Fleming Judy Napangardi Watson Karen Naplajarri Barnes Paddy Japaljarri Sims Bessie Nakamarra Sims Joy Nangala Brown Betsy Napangardi Lewis Liddy Napanangka Walker Shorty Jangala Robertson Watson Jangala Robertson Jack Jakamarra Ross Darby Jamijinpa Ross Alma Nungarrayi Granites Andrea Nungarrayi Martin
Daily observations and cultural practices feature in this selection of artworks from Far North Queensland communities (Yarrabah Art Centre and Girringun Art Centre). Featuring: Valmai Pollard (Yarrabah) Edna Amblyn (Yarrabah) Philomena Yeatman (Yarrabah) Nancy Cowan (Girringun) Eileen Tep (Girringun)
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