VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| Winter News

July 2017

HUBERT PAREROULTJA - ORBITAL LANDSCAPES

Vivien Anderson Gallery is delighted to present the world premiere solo exhibition of watercolour paintings by HUBERT PAREROULTJA in association with Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre, NT and in conjunction with the Big hART premiere of Namatjira Project at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).

OPENING WEDNESDAY 26 JULY 6PM - 8PM

Speaking on Hubert Pareroultja’s behalf and with his consent at the opening evening will be Alison French, independent curator and author of Seeing the Centre: The Art of Albert Namatjira 1902 – 1959.
Alison’s extraordinary scholarship extends to insightful personal anecdotes about the artists, having formed lasting friendships with the artists children and children’s children.

 


Images (l-r): Tjuritja (West MacDonnell Ranges, NT) 2016, watercolour on paper, 54 cm diameter (image), 78 x 80 cm (framed size); James Range near Utju 2017, watercolour on paper, 41 cm diameter (image), 60 x 62 cm (framed size); Two Emus travelling Kintore way 2017, watercolour on paper, 51 cm diameter (image), 78 x 80 cm (framed size)

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CONGRATULATIONS TO WYNNE PRIZE FINALISTS

We are delighted to announce that gallery artists TERESA BAKER and BERYL JIMMY from Tjungu Palya, SA, have been selected as finalists in the prestigious Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. 

Teresa Baker's epic painting, Minyma Malilunya, will also be featured in her solo exhibtion at Vivien Anderson Gallery in November. 

Image: Teresa Baker, Minyma Malilunya 2017, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 200 x 300 cm

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BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE

Gallery artists MAREE CLARKE, KENT MORRIS and JAMES TYLOR have been selected to exhibit in Tell, an exhibition of contemporary Indigenous photography, at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale in August.

James Tylor's new series The Forgotten Wars, produced in collaboration with Laura Wills, which will feature in Tell is now available. Please contact the gallery for the pictorial pricelist.

James Tylor and Laura Wills, The Forgotten Wars #3. #9, #10 2017, drawing on photograph (unique), 50 x 50 cm

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ART MONEY

Now available at the gallery for selected artists and artworks. 

Art Money - Money for art's sake.  Interest free loans to buy art. Take your art home and pay for it later.
 

Images: Jakayu Biljabu, Wikiri 2014, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 91 x 122 cm; Jakayu Biljabu, Wantili 2014, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 76 x 121 cm; Jakayu Biljabu, Pitu 2017, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 61 x 91 cm

 

 


VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| Artist news - exhibitions and awards

May 2017

MAREE CLARKE COMMISSION AT MONASH UNIVERSITY

Maree Clarke's latest commission On the Banks of the Murray was unveiled at the redeveloped Sir Louis Matheson Library at Monash University's Clayton Campus yesterday. These extraordinary lenticular prints explore the notion of Place revealed through connection to country and her family's personal history.

On the banks of the Murray is a permanent fixture in the building, alongside Maree's Kangaroo Teeth Necklace, and artworks by gallery artists James Tylor and Vicki West which have also been acquired for the Monash University Collection. 

Maree Clarke in front of On the banks of the Murray at the reopening of the Matheson Library at Monash University

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MAREE CLARKE AND VICKI WEST IN DEFYING EMPIRE: 3RD NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ART TRIENNIAL

Maree Clarke and Vicki West are each presenting major new bodys of work in Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Trienniat at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. 

Bringing together the works of 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, this groundbreaking exhibition commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Referendum, and highlights the continued excellence and diversity of Indigenous practice today. 

Defying Empire opens at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra from 26 May - 10 September. 

For further details please click here. 

Vicki West, In My Name, dodder vine installation

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JAMES TYLOR - RAMSAY ART PRIZE FINALIST

James Tylor has been selected  as a finalist in the Ramsay Art Prize. 

The Ramsay Art Prize changes the way we view and value the work of artists under the age of 40 in the canon of contemporary art. Held every two years, the $100,000 acquisitive prize is supported by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation, and will be awarded to one of the 21 finalists at the Art Gallery of South Australia on Friday 26 May. 

Ramsay Art Prize is at the Art Gallery of South Australia from 27 May - 27 August. 

For further information click here.

James Tylor, Karrawirra Yerta 2016, daguerreotypes, timber (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), burnt sheep bones, quartz, charcoal, red ochre, stone knife and gold paint

 


VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| Vale Mary Macha

May 2017

We salute the esteemed perspicacious, tenacious Mary Macha for her perceptive recognition of the talented artists she worked with, famously Rover Thomas, Paddy Jaminji and Alec Mingelmanganu.

We are so grateful that Mary patiently told and retold her story of meeting Rover Thomas and his peers to many of us working in indigenous art in the late 1980s and since. Her record keeping reflected her own precise standards and her memory for paintings that passed through her hands was sharp, often annotated with humorous tales about the artists, particularly Rover Thomas whose roguish charm clearly warmed her heart.

For those fortunate to visit her, she was always gracious. She had many varied interests apart from art and artists. 

It is not surprising that Mary lived such a long life and on her own terms, she always did things her own way.


Image: 
Rover Thomas
Tributaries of the Ord River 1991
earth pigment on canvas
90.5 x 180 cm
Provenance: Mary Macha, Perth WA
Private Collection, UK


 


VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| Special event - Wednesday 17 May 6pm - 8pm

May 2017

Let's have a Warm Welcome for Nyaparu (William) Gardiner

On Wednesday 17 May, we welcome you to join us to celebrate Nyaparu (William) Gardiner's first solo exhibition in Melbourne: OUTSIDE MEN

In Outside Men, William Gardiner’s painting is a conscious act of remembering and recording these old people and their experiences, their struggles to assert their independence and survive the consequences of the Pilbara Strikes from 1946 – 48, when a loose grouping of Pilbara Western Desert Aboriginal people led to over 850 unpaid Aboriginal pastoral workers walking off 25 properties, demanding a weekly wage. They were people who took part in some of the most momentous events of post-war Aboriginal history.

In true stockman tradition William is fond of a song and strumming his guitar, so conjure up that camp fire and join us. 

JOIN US TO MEET THE ARTIST: WEDNESDAY 17 MAY FROM 6PM - 8PM

Nyaparu (William) Gardiner will travel from Port Hedland, WA with his daughter Sheila and Spinifex Hills Studio manager Greg Taylor to attend this special event. 

Images: Resting Man 2016, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 71 x 45.5 cm; Kalyeeda Station 2015, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 76 x 76 cm; Showing the Drovers (II) 2017, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 91.5 x 61 cm

 


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