current events & exhibitions

DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR

6–11 Aug, 2021

ONLINE

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) online, provides a unique opportunity to purchase artwork direct from over 70 Indigenous-owned Art Centres, whilst being immersed in an exciting digital program of workshops, artists talks, film and fashion.

Pauline Sunfly Nangala: recent works

6-28 August 2021

Paul Johnstone Gallery, Darwin

Pauline Sunfly paints her parents’ Country, her ancestral places south of her home at Balgo (Wirrimanu), which borders both the Tanami Desert and the Great Sandy Desert in northern Western Australia. Her striking paintings depict ancestral paths, ceremonial designs and the stories of important Tjukurrpa sites associated with the native cat, goanna and kingfisher. They are reimaginings of deep cultural knowledge painted with a unique contemporary expression.  

Awakening: Patsy Mudgedell

6-28 August 2021

Paul Johnstone Gallery, Darwin

‘Awakening’ by Patsy Mudgedell explores themes of identity, cultural acceptance, self-discovery and beauty. Patsy’s intoxicating works invite the viewer to make their own interpretations. Patsy says that art is a collaborative partnership between artist, viewer, Country, paint, canvas. Her purpose is sharing, believing that art transcends cultures.

upcoming events & exhibitions

Desert Mob 2021

10 Sept–24 Oct, 2021

Araluen Arts Centre, Mparntwe (Alice Springs)

30 year anniversary. Warlayirti Artists showcasing the three communities that made it strong. Balgo, Mulan (Warruyanta Artists) and Kurrurungku (Billiluna), each community created a large scale collaborative work which tells the story of each place.

Balgo Beginnings

15 Oct 2021–06 Feb, 2022

South Australia Museum, Adelaide

After lying forgotten in a shipping container for four decades, the earliest works of Balgo desert paintings go on display for the first time, alongside works from current Balgo artists.

TARNANTHI ART FAIR

15–17 Oct, 2021

Art Gallery of South Australia

The Tarnanthi Art Fair is a unique opportunity to meet Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, learn about their world and ideas, and buy works of art. Exclusive to Adelaide, this popular art event brings together creative works in diverse mediums, produced by hundreds of established and emerging, regional and city-based artists from across the country.

past events & exhibitions

Ngurra kutjuwarra: Kukatja Country

13 May–3 June, 2021

ART CENTRE CLOSED!

We will be on our much-anticipated trip back to country for this period. Stay tuned on facebook and instagram for updates on our whereabouts and get a glimpse of new works and events inspired by this epic trip back to country. We can’t wait to share the experience with you!

Revealed 2021: new & emerging WA Aboriginal artists

26 March23 May, 2021

Fremantle Arts Centre

This year Balgo artists include works on paper from Miriam Baadjo | Jane Gimme | Gracie Mosquito | Marie Mudgedell | Helen Nagomara | Joan (Eva) Nagomara | Winifred Nanala | Helicopter (Joey) Tjungurrayi

Kutjarra Nungurrayi, Murnta Nakamarra: two Nungurrayi, four Nakamarra

26 March–22 April, 2021

Short Street Gallery, Broome

A homage to the late Kimberley artists Nyumi Nungarrayi & Loomoo Nungarrayi displayed alongside the four Nakamarra’s: Veronica Daniels, Christine Yukenbarri, Patsy and Marie Mudgedell.

Ngurra kutjuwarra: on country, together

12 March5 April, 2021

In conjunction with Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle. View the works online and read more about the exhibition at the ngurra gallery page of our website!

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