Ancient Stories, New Narratives

 

Ancient Stories, New Narratives

21st Century Aboriginal Women’s Art from the Desert New works from the Sims Dickson Collection

New developments in desert art include both the
innovation of artists confident to work at ever larger
scale, and also the creation of intimate insights into
their daily lived experiences. 

Featuring stunning tjukurpa paintings by senior artists
such as Angkaliya Curtis, Yaritji Young, Carleen West
and Tjaruwa Woods, alongside honest and moving
narratives of contemporary life, including the ongoing
effects of the Maralinga tests, chronic renal disease,
poverty and alcohol abuse. Together these recent
paintings, ceramics and
tjanpi weaving provide a cogent
snapshot of the current 'state of the art' from desert
communities and town camps. 

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Exhibiting from 13 May to 1 July 2018. Opening night
6pm Saturday 12 May 2018. Free entry with
refreshments courtesy of Hollydene Estate Wines,
Hunter Belle Cheese and Pukara Estate.

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Artwork: Sally M Mulda Nangala, Abbott’s Camp
2016 (detail), acrylic on linen, 125 x 200cm, painted at
Tangentyere Artists, Alice Springs, Sims Dickson
Collection.

Ancient Stories New Narratives Catalogue