VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| OCTOBER NEWS and FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONSOctober 2015
We have been busy with the opening of TARNANTHI - Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art which opened in Adelaide last Thursday. The Festival is on at museums and galleries across Adelaide. JAMES TYLOR's daguerreotypes are on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia alongside other gallery represented artists including SPINIFEX ARTS PROJECT and NYARAPAYI GILES. The works of MAREE CLARKE, JANET FIELDHOUSE and VICKI WEST are featured in Shimmer at the Jam Factory and South Australian Museum. VICKI WEST's solo exhibition mina lakapawa is also currenty on display at the Adelaide Central School of Art.
For further information see the Tarnanthi website here
Vicki West's installation with Janet Filedhouse works in the background at Shimmer at the Jam Factory, Adelaide
FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS - OPENING 28 OCTOBER
Back in Melbourne, Vivien Anderson Gallery is getting ready to open two new exciting exhibitions @ BRIGHTSPACE in St Kilda. The first is PALYA (means Good) - new paintings from the arists from Martumili, Tjarlirli and Warakurna in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Western Australia. The exhibition features works from acclaimed artists NYARAPAYI GILES, NORA WOMPI, BOB GIBSON, JAKAYU BILJABU, CAROL GOLDING and the late MYRA COOK.
L - R: Bob Gibson, Nora Wompi and Myra Cook
The second exhibition is GURTHA - bark paintings by RERRKIRRWANGA MUNUNGGURR in association with Buku Larrnggay Mulka Centre in Yirrkala, eastern Arnhem Land. These exquisite barks represent Gurtha - fire - the miny’tji or sacred clan designs of the Gumatj clan.
Both exhibitions open at BRIGHTSPACE on Wednesday 28 October. Exhibitions are now available to view online here
MAREE CLARKE AT THE KOORIE HERITAGE TRUSTJune 2015
Maree Clarke's exhibition Ritual - Connection to Country is the inaugural exhibibtion at the Koorie Heritage Trust's new premises at Federation Square.
The exhibition is on now until 13 September 2015.
Read more about it in the Sydney Morning Herald here:
VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| NEWSJune 2015
ART AWARD NEWS
NATIONAL ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART AWARD
The Awards will be announced at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT on Friday 7 August.
The award is announced at the exhibtion opening next Friday, 3 July at the Art Gallery of WA.
Image: Anyupa Stevens, Tjala Tjawani 2015, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 150 x 100 cm
The highly anticipated program for the Art Gallery of South Australia's Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art is starting to be announced. The Festival encompasses a series of exhibitions across Adelaide, public programs, community events and an Art Fair on the opening weekend of 8 October.
The Tarnanthi Festival will include new commissions by gallery artists:
Image: James Tylor, Aotearoa my Hawaiki #11 2015, Inkjet print on hahnemuhle paper with rip, 25 x 50 cm (60 x 60 cm framed), Edition of 5
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS @ BRIGHTSPACE
SAVE THE DATE
DUVAHE NIOGE - Barkcloths by the Chief Ömie Artists of PNG
OPENING: Wednesday 15 July 2015
Exhibtion dates: 15 July - 9 August 2015
Vivien Anderson Gallery @ Brightspace, 8 Martin St St Kilda VIC 3182
Image: Fate Savari, Uborida jov’e tahur’e ohu’o misai (ije bi’weje, mi ija ahe, dubudubi han’e, sabu ahe, mokojo hwé ohu’o buborianö’e (waterfalls of Uborida (Jordan River) and Misai Misa’eje clan emblem of the river plant (with boys chopping tree branches, animal bones found while digging in the garden, leaves of the dubi’e plant, spots of the wood-boring grub, parrot feathers and beaks of the Papuan Hornbill) 2014, natural pigments on barkcloth, 67 x 52 cm
VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY IN THE NEWSJune 2015
Melbourne's Leader newspaper reports on Vivien Anderson Gallery 's first exhibtions featuring Teresa Baker and Janet Fieldhouse at Brightspace in St Kilda. Read the article here