VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| Now representing Kent MorrisNovember 2016
Vivien Anderson Gallery is excited to announce that we now represent photographer KENT MORRIS.
Kent Morris is a Barkindji man, who lives and works in Melbourne.
Kent’s photography concentrates on reconstructing the shapes and structures of the built environment to reflect the rhythms, form and geometric designs of the first people of Australia. Each final image is constructed from a single photograph taken while walking on Country.The content is populated by native birds…..…”Wherever I go, I walk a lot. I look and listen, and learn from our native birds; I learn their rhythms and habits. I awake to, and follow their songs and conversations and respect their stories and importance. They form an intrinsic part of Indigenous cultural knowledge and spirituality, and despite colonisation, their stories, songs and our connection to them, continue.’
Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts, Kent has practised an as artist and curator for 20 years. He recently became an alumnus of the Wesfarmers Indigenous Arts Leadership Program.
Kent has a robust interest in the educational and healing potential of the arts and in 2011 joined The Torch to design, develop and deliver the State-wide Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program, and curates the Confined exhibition annually.
Kent Morris will feature in the forthcoming exhibition Sovereignty, opening at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in December, and will stage a solo exhibition at Vivien Anderson Gallery in 2017.
Image: Kent Morris, Boonwurrung (St Kilda) – Rainbow Lorikeet 2016 from the series Cultural Reflections – Up Above #2
VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| NEW GALLERY OPENING 12 OCTOBERSeptember 2016
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6PM - 8PM WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER 2016
GROUND FLOOR, 284 - 290 ST KILDA ROAD, ST KILDA VICTORIA 3182
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OPENING EXHIBITION: PILA NGURATJA - IN SPINIFEX COUNTRY
SENIOR ARTISTS FROM THE SPINIFEX ARTS PROJECT
Exhibition now available to view online here
Image: Spinifex Women's Collaborative, Minyma Tjuta 2016, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 200 x 290 cm
VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY | Congratulations to gallery artistsMay 2016
Vivien Anderson Gallery is thrilled to announce that Janet Fieldhouse has been awarded an Australia Council residency at the Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection and Study Centre at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia USA.
Janet will undertake the four week residency in early 2017 which will include an exhibition of her work at the Kluge Ruhe Museum.
Janet Fieldhouse, Mark and Memory exhibition installation at Cairns Regional Gallery in 2014.
VIvien Anderson Gallery is also delighted to announce that the following gallery represented artists have been named as finalists in this year's Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award
- JAMES TYLOR
- TIGER YALTANGKI, Iwantja Arts
- BERYL JIMMY, Tjungu Palya
- WATARRU COLLABORATIVE ARTISTS, Tjungu Palya
- TERESA BAKER and CLARISE BAKER collaborative, Tjungu Palya
- MEN'S COLLABORATIVE, Spinifex Arts Project
- SIMON HOGAN, Spinifex Arts Project
The winners will be announced at the opening on Friday 5 August at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, We wish our participating artists and all the finalists good luck!
Tiger Yaltangki, Mara Ngayuku, Puuta Ngayuku munu Kuru munu electric guitar (My Hands, My Boots and Eye and Electric Guitar) 2015, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 122.0 x 152.0 cm, Provenance: Iwantja Arts, SA
Vivien Anderson Gallery | Congratulations Janet FieldhouseApril 2016
Vivien Anderson Gallery is delighted to announce that JANET FIELDHOUSE has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award at Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria.
This prestigious Award was established under the patronage of acclaimed artist Dr Gloria Thanakupi Fletcher, and celebrates and supports the rich and diverse use of the ceramic medium by Indigenous artists. This year sees a select number of finalists each commissioned to produce a body of work for the Award. The Indigenous Ceramic Art Award opens at the Shepparton Art Museum in August 2016.
To enquire about available works by Janet in the stockroom, please contact the gallery.
Image: Janet Fieldhouse, Mark and Memory 6 2014, red raku, 30 x 40 x 20 cm